Facebook is available to millions of people. And it feels only right that it should be able to reach everyone, not just in English, but also in local languages. The social network has so many users now using the local versions even to post their status updates too in their mother tongue.
So do you update your status in your local language? We take you through it step-by-step.
Why in your local language?
There are many things you want to say, but they have a better impact when written in the local dialect. And specifically, it reaches a lot of audience around the world. Your post gets translated to the language in other regions too. Especially for pages maintained by corporates and businesses, this technique of reaching millions has been very effective.
Posting your status in multiple languages can be easily done by first heading over to your account settings. Under the 'General' tab, you will have to enable 'Post in Multiple Languages'. Group and page admins are the only ones who can enable this.
Click on 'Edit' and save the changes.
Once you've enabled the settings, you can head back to post your status. This time, you can choose the language you want to post in. Upon placing the cursor on the "Write something...." section, you will see an additional option of "Write post in another language".
If needed, you can add the same post in a third language by clicking the "Write post in another language" again. Once you've posted it, your friends or others on Facebook have the option of selecting the language they want to read the post in.
It so happens that Facebook's translation service converts your post that you've written in your local dialect. But this is a hit and miss where sentences never make sense and best to convert your posts manually.