Facebook.com the most popular website in the world has now added to the list of languages the site is served on.
Corsican, Fulah and Maltese are the three new languages that have been added to Facebook increase the total numbers of languages on the platform
Facebook available languages now stands at 101 languages even interestingly is the fact that more than one billion people use Facebook in a language other than English
Facebook stated that it intends to give the power of communicating to more people so that more people can share and to make the world more open and connected because language is a very important factor in communication.
Facebook declared that it discovered very early when it was only available in English, that bulk of the people using Facebook platform were from other parts of the world.
In 20o7 a Facebook translation app was built to enable user translate the platform to their own languages. over time Facebook community has developed and translated the platform from all over the world.
particularly interesting about this community is the fact that they have helped Facebook translate the service into nine languages that are on UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger
NB, the main reason why these three set of language took more time to be updated on the platform is the fact that they are among the hardest languages to translate – there are fewer people speaking them and many of them often times are not spoken regularly.
i must add that this features are means why promote culture tradition and different opinion. it might interest you to know that i sometimes log into face book to be served on igbo language.
In Africa alone, there are thousands of languages and to connect everyone, Facebook has now evolved to be available in languages that most people are comfortable with and understand. We have a long way to go in collaborating with the community of translators and are so grateful for all of their help
Would you consider trying Facebook on your native language.