Facebook Goes Vernacular, Allows Users to Type in Hindi on the App

Facebook has rolled out a lightweight Hindi editor inside the Facebook app for Android phones.

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Facebook has rolled out a lightweight Hindi editor inside the app. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Facebook is continuing to improve so it works seamlessly and easily for people in all parts of the world, regardless of their device. The company has realised that some Indians prefer to write posts and comments in Hindi using English characters. Most Android phones sold in India don’t support typing in the Hindi script and people usually have to download a separate keyboard app, and may need to switch keyboards when they want to type in a different language.

The social media giant on Monday rolled out a lightweight Hindi editor inside the Facebook app for Android phones. When the app setting is turned on, a button is added to the bar where you type updates and comments, which automatically transliterates Roman characters to Hindi script.

Facebook Goes Vernacular, Allows Users to Type in Hindi on the App

The feature takes the characters typed in English and suggests similar Devanagari characters. This new option will also remember the suggestions you use the most.

This service is available to people in India on the latest version the Facebook app on Android.

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