Google Brings Better Arabic Support To Gmail

| Sep 17, 2008 | comment Leave a comment

GmailIn another move from Google confirming their continuing push and commitment to the Arab world, the in-built Gmail Chat application now fully supports instant messaging in Arabic.

In addition to the introduction of chat, Arab users will see some other changes to Gmail. Google said in a statement it understands that Arabic language speakers may need to use Gmail in other language settings (such as English, French or Spanish) so it has made it easier for them to switch between languages. For example, if your email thread starts in English but you want to reply in Arabic, that’s now no problem. This was one of the top requested features from our Gmail users.

‘We’ve been working hard to increase the functionality of the Arabic version of Gmail so that people can get more out of their email,’ said Yasmina Brihi, marketing manager at Google EMEA.

‘We think chat is a feature people will really like as it provides another, more rapid, option for communication with others. On top of this, we’ve made some other changes to Gmail that means it will be quicker to open, read, label and archive messages,” Brihi added.

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