Facebook adds Arabic to iPhone language options

CNET | 6/11/2018 | Sean Keane
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Facebook's iPhone app now includes an Arabic language option in the Middle East and North Africa.

Facebook added Arabic to its language options in the latest version of its iPhone app in the Middle East and North Africa.

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The move helps the people across the region use the social media platform in their native language, the company said in a press release. Arabic is widely spoken amongst the 169 million people who use Facebook on mobile in the region each month.

The Arabic language option can be found in the app's settings.

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The update came from Facebook's collaboration with the region's translators through the Translate Facebook app, which allows users to translate the interface into their own language.

Facebook is available in more than 100 languages, catering to the billion people that use it in a language other than English.

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