Add Locales to Your App/Website Skill

When you use the developer console to create an Alexa skill for your app or website, you can add new locales to your skill. A locale is a combination of a language and a location. For example, English (IN) is a locale that represents the English language spoken in India.

You can choose a locale when you first create your skill, or you can add a new locale to an existing skill in the following ways:

  • Clone a locale that uses the same language – When you clone a locale that uses the same language, the cloning process copies the deep-link data so that you don't need to re-enter it.
  • Add a locale from scratch – When you add a locale from scratch, you must enter deep links for the new locale.

These steps show how to add locales to an App/Website skill that's set up for English (US).

Prerequisites

Before you follow these steps, you must have an App/Website skill that's set up for the English (US) locale. If you don't have such a skill, follow one of the tutorials under Use the Developer Console to Create a Skill for an App or Website (No Code).

Clone a locale that uses the same language

When you clone a locale that uses the same language, the cloning process copies the deep-link data so that you don't need to re-enter it.

To clone a locale for an App/Website skill

  1. Log in to the Alexa Skills Kit developer console and navigate to your App/Website skill.
  2. On the left, click English (US), and then click Language Settings.
    Cloning a locale.
  3. Next to United States (US), click Clone.
  4. Select the locales that you want to add to your skill.
    Selecting locales to add.
  5. Click Clone.
  6. After cloning completes, at the top, click Save.
    Added locales.

Add a locale from scratch

When you add a locale from scratch, you must go through the App/Website configuration flow, which includes entering your deep links.

To add a locale to an App/Website skill

  1. Log in to the Alexa Skills Kit developer console and navigate to your App/Website skill.
  2. On the left, click English (US), and then click Language Settings.
    Adding a locale.
  3. Click Add new language.
    Add a locale button.
  4. Under Choose a language to add, click the languages you want to add.
    Language choices.
  5. At the top, click Save.
    The locale list displays the new locales.
  6. Go through the App/Website steps to fill out the deep-link settings that correspond to the settings you chose for your original language.
    For examples of deep-link settings, see one of the tutorials under Use the Developer Console to Create a Skill for an App or Website (No Code).
  7. When you get to the Review page, review your settings, and then click Build.