Facebook is now available in over 100 languages. More than one billion people are using languages other than English. To make it easy for people to understand things, Facebook recently added other languages such as Fula, Maltese and Corsican.
Facebook is Now Available in Over 100 Languages
Mark Zuckerberg thanked everyone in his community for helping them hit the 100 languages landmark.
He revealed in a post that,
“We’ll keep working to open up our community to everyone — no matter where they live or what language they speak.”
Facebook’s community has made this possible. Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have worked together to find the exact translations for words and phrases in the Facebook interface. As the idea of a “Like” in English may mean something different in Arabic or Japanese.
Language is the base of interaction. Without it we won’t be able to get to know about different cultures and things. Human language is also inimitable in being able to refer to abstract concepts and to imaginary or proposed events. As well as events that took place in the past or may occur in the future.
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This is important for people to share what matters to them and see what matters to the people they care about. They requisite services available in a language they know. Some of the languages added by Facebook don’t have expressive existences on the internet. According to UNESCO, languages like Corsican, are in jeopardy of fading completely.
Facebook has ventured into a diversity of tasks, creativeness and technologies with the indication of connecting more and more people across the world. It has also introduced many interesting features with the passage of time.