Facebook Android users will now be able to type in Hindi on the app, even if their smartphone does not support the native Devanagari script. The company says that user feedback indicated that people want to read and write in Hindi on the social media site.
So now Facebook’s Android app will have a lightweight Hindi editor natively built inside it, and when the app setting is turned on, a button will be added to the bar where a user types updates and comments. The tool automatically transliterates Roman characters to Hindi script, and it means that a user can type a Hindi sentence using Roman characters on Facebook.
Facebook says the tool will ensure that users don’t have download a separate keyboard app or switch keyboards when they want to type in a different language. The tool will also remember the phrases a person uses the most.
Facebook says that in case the tool shows the wrong Devanagari characters, there is an option for users to type the correct phrase. Facebook’s transliteration tool is available on the latest build of Android app.
Given that India has the second largest Facebook users in the world, don’t be surprised if more native Indian languages get support on the app.