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You Can Now Send WhatsApp Messages in Bengali and Urdu

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Whenever more than 900 million people around the world think of sending a text, voice, video or photo message, what comes to their mind is WhatsApp. This app began offering free messaging services back in 2009 and just recently, the app made it to just 100 million users away from joining the 1 billion club.

What contributes to the popularity of WhatsApp is the fact that it can be installed on almost any device, regardless of the mobile operating system it’s using. The world is dominated by devices running on Android OS. However, there are also other mobile platforms. These include iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry as well as Nokia Symbian. All of these platforms are supported by this Facebook-owned application.

WhatsApp is available in multiple languages

As noted, WhatsApp has more than 900 million users, and this is brought about by the fact that this app is available on multiple platforms. Also, WhatsApp offers users with a very simple interface that divides the whole interaction process into three major tabs that include Calls, Chats and Contacts. Even for the less tech savvy, using WhatsApp won’t be of any problem thanks to this simplicity.

There is a new version of WhatsApp, which brings in additional features for the millions who use this app. Among the most notable ones are the new custom notifications, a bunch of new emojis with new skin tones on top of them as well as the ability to mark messages as either read or unread. WhatsApp also added a voice calling feature, but it is yet to be availed to those using the Symbian OS.

Being a global application, WhatsApp added something to spice up the experience of using this messaging application. On top of the more than 20 languages supported by the application, Facebook developers went ahead and added support for two new languages – Bengali and Urdu.

How to set WhatsApp language to Urdu or Bengali

According to the latest reports, WhatsApp can now be accessed in Bengali or Urdu for those using Android. However, this will not come as an automatic update; rather, one must first make some tweaks to the language settings of their phones for this to work.

Just before you update to the latest version of WhatsApp 2.12.250 via the Google Play Store, head over to your handset’s language settings and change it to Urdu or Bengali for that matter. So, if you speak Urdu or Bengali, there is something to smile about as you can easily communicate with other Pakistanis or Urdu/Bengali-speaking friends and family.