Twitter Will Soon Be Available in More Languages

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The Twitter Blog has announced  that pretty soon, the 140-character limits of Tweets will now be available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. This is in addition to the current language supported by Twitter – English and Japanese.

The new languages will be fully  supported as soon as Twitter gets more competent volunteers who will help Twitter in translating the site.  Twitter is also promising that more languages will be supported as soon as they have finished working with the FIGS languages.

Twitter will also be sending the translations to third-party platform developers to enable them to offer multiple language support in their Twitter applications.

Although a little late in the game when it comes to multi-language support, Twitter is still hoping that making Twitter available in multiple language would encourage more users especially those who still prefer to communicate online using their native languages. And besides, other social media sites are doing it, so why can’t they?

Arnold Zafra
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  • Stefan

    I’m really looking forward to this. I hope it will be possible to make a search for everyone who have mentioned a specific word in a specific language. Today it doesn’t matter what you search on since all the tweets comes in English.

  • Chris Gnut

    Great to see Twitter is becoming more aggressive in expanding globally. Should be clarified that this feature will help twitter specifically localize their UI (eg.-menu items, field names, site copy). The real benefit in going global occurs when all of your content (eg. – user generated data, articles, etc) can be translated automatically to attract global visitors.

    I decided to do this automatically with my website fairly recently. I was able to not only translate my domestic content automatically for visitors, but my content was automatically indexed and page ranked in search engines greatly boosting my original global traffic (e.g.- page views) by several times.

    There are different tools that accomplish this, some better than others (I have personally found success with Nonetheless, nice to see more attention being placed on this important topic.