Facebook for Every Phone gets three new languages

Facebook for Every Phone gets three new languages

Summary: The Facebook for Every Phone app just got support for three new languages: Hindi, Vietnamese, and Malay. In addition, Facebook has announced that seven more languages are coming to India.

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The Facebook for Every Phone app first launched in 14 languages. Facebook has now updated the app's availability in three new languages: Hindi, Vietnamese, and Malay.

In addition to the Hindi language, Facebook will also be rolling out seven other India regional languages over the next few weeks. These are as follows: Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi. Previously, Facebook users in India could only use the app in English.

To change the language of the app, go to the settings menu in the app and choose their preferred language. At the time of writing, the app currently seems to support Hindi and Marathi, but the others are coming soon, Facebook says.

"With over 50 million people in India on Facebook, we want to make sure that everyone has a great Facebook mobile experience regardless of the device that they choose to use," Facebook's Country Growth Manager Kevin D'Souza said in a statement.

Back in July 2011, Facebook launched the Facebook for Every Phone app on over 2,500 different feature phones (sometimes referred to as dumb phones). Now, Facebook has updated that number to over 3,600 dumb phones.

The feature phone app includes what Facebook says are the social networks' most popular features: News Feed, Inbox, and Photos. It also lets you upload photos and find friends from your phone's contacts.

To install it, visit m.facebook.com and scroll down to the download link, or enter d.facebook.com/install directly into your mobile browser. Alternatively, you can get it from leading app stores, including GetJar, Appia, and Mobile Weaver.

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Topics: Mobility, Apps, Social Enterprise

Emil Protalinski

About Emil Protalinski

Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years,
he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars
Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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