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How To Use WhatsApp In Your Local Language

Once installed, WhatsApp follows the default language of your device

How To Use WhatsApp In Your Local Language

WhatsApp is one of the best freeware, cross-platform messaging, and Voice over IP app. Last year, the total number of user clocked to over 1 billion and right after the Facebook’s acquisition, the number raced to 1.5 billion.

These stats clearly show the dominance of messaging platform over a considerable part of the globe. And it becomes crucial for WhatsApp to cater wide diversity too. Each part of the world has different language and to integrate its services, WhatsApp is required to offer different languages option.

So, to deal with this issue, WhatsApp has made available over 40 languages and up to 60 on Android devices. As a default setting, WhatsApp follows the language of your phone. If your phone language is Spanish, WhatsApp will automatically be displayed in Spanish. But if you wish to change the language, you can do it quickly.

To change your phone's language, you need to follow these steps:

On Android:

  • Go to your phone's Settings app

  • Tap on Languages & input

  • Select Languages

  • Tap and hold a language to position it at the top, or tap Add a language

On iPhone:

  • Go to your phone's Settings app

  • Tap on General

  • Select Language & Region

  • Go on iPhone Language

  • Tap on a language

On Windows Phone:

  • Go to your phone's Settings app

  • Tap on Time & language

  • Select Language

  • Tap and hold a language to move it up until it's positioned at the top, or tap Add languages

Additional WhatsApp language options for India and Bangladesh

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has extended additional options for India and Bangladesh in terms of language. If you're using an Android smartphone and a mobile phone number from India (starting with country code +91) or from Bangladesh (starting with country code +880), you also have the option to change WhatsApp's language from within the app.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Open WhatsApp

  • Tap the Menu Button

  • Tap on WhatsApp Settings

  • Select Chats

  • App Language

Once there, you can choose the desired language from the pop-up. Depending on your smartphone, the language list may include:

  • For India: English, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada and Malayalam.

  • For Bangladesh: English and Bengali.

Furthermore, if you wish to look out for different WhatsApp security tips, go through our other article, Whatsapp's Private Group Chats Can Be Hacked Without Admin Permission.

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