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.
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.