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WhatsApp Urdu version to be launched very soon

Asra Rizwan Written by Asra Rizwan · 29 sec read>

Whatsapp for Android has been fully translated into Urdu and will soon be launched in Pakistan. This milestone is achieved by Ahsan Saeed who works as a Translation Administrator for WhatsApp. Ahsan along with his hardworking volunteers, translated 753 strings and moderated 2089 strings in less than 3 months. With this achievement, Urdu has become the 18th language that Whatsapp has been officially translated to.

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After the announcement of translation of all government websites into Urdu, the Urdu version of Whatsapp targets a wider local audience. With the increased usage of 3G/4G mobile internet and smartphones, a huge chunk of population will be able to get the advantage of the messaging which failed to do so otherwise due to the language barrier.

Source: Ahsan Saeed and picture by Wired

Written by Asra Rizwan
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