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This article was published on July 7, 2014

Gmail languages expanded to cover 94% of Internet population

Gmail languages expanded to cover 94% of Internet population
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

While we’re currently drowning in messaging apps, email is still the universal means of communication. You don’t need a proprietary app to send an email. What you do need is support of languages and regional dialects. To get more people connected, Google just announced it’s added 13 new languages to Gmail.

The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Sinhala and Zulu. Google enlisted linguists to ensure that languages actually make sense to native speakers in a specific region.

The languages are available today for Web and feature phone users and can be enabled via Settings.