Magento 2 default store view is the store view customers are directed to from the search results. Magento naturally has the store switcher feature that allows your customers to change the store view and move to the one they like.

You can have as many store views on your Magento 2 as you want within a single store. However, customers will be still guided to the default one. 

So, sometimes you need to change the default store view.

Follow these steps to change the default store view in Magento 2:

1. Go to Stores > All Stores and choose the Store you want to change the default store view for.

Magento 2 Stores

2. In the Default Store View section set the Store View you want to be a default one for this particular store and press Save Store button.

Magento 2 Store Information

Now, all your Magento 2 store visitors will be directed to the store view you have set as default.

However, you can even set the Default Store View by Country and automatically direct customers to the corresponding store view.

Default Store View by Country in Magento 2

Wonder how?

Magento, by default, doesn't have the automatic language switcher option. Customers have to manually switch to the store views they are interested in, which is not very convenient.

You can provide a far better experience for your worldwide customers with Magento 2 Auto Language Switcher extension. It improves your store switcher and automatically directs people to the store views in their local language based on geolocation or browser language.

Magento 2 Language Switcher Suggestion Popup

Show your store visitors that you care about them and their time. Provide a better customer experience. Learn more about Magento 2 Auto Language Switcher extension.