Twitter is expanding its global reach in its latest move to add Korean as an official language. Twitter.com and Twitter’s mobile app are now available in Korean, and the apps for Android and iPhone have been updated as well.
Twitter announced this new translation in a Korean language post on their official blog. The update came as a response to the growing demand for Twitter in South Korea, as there are ten times more Twitter users in this country today than there were a year ago.
Both Twitter.com and Twitter’s mobile app can now be viewed fully translated into Korean. The company also announced that the Korean versions of Twitter for Android and Twitter for iPhone have been updated.
To access Twitter.com or Twitter’s mobile app in Korean, users simply access their Settings page through the dropdown menu in the top right corner of Twitter.com and change their language preferences to Korean. Twitter also encourages feedback on the newly translated offerings, asking that comments be tagged with the #twitterkr hashtag.
There are already several prominent South Korean Twitter accounts, several of which Twitter lists on their blog.
This update means that Twitter is now available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and now Korean. And, the company notes, since 70% of Twitter users are based outside of the US, they are working hard to add even more languages to their official applications by the end of the year.
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