How to type in WhatsApp in Hindi or other regional languages? Check out these apps – The Indian Express

WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the largest messaging platforms in the world, especially in India with over 400 million users. But everyone speaks or understands English, and if you prefer Hindi or your own regional language, there are ways to do so. Thankfully, the majority of native keyboard apps on smartphones support the ability to type in regional languages. Here is how to switch or add regional languages on your smartphone’s keyboard.
Popularly known as Gboard, Google Keyboard is one of the most popular keyboards on both Android as well as iOS. To add a language to Gboard, head over to the app settings by tapping on the arrow icon on the top of the keyboard and pressing the gear icon.
When done, tap on the Languages section and you will be able to see a list of supported languages, add the language you want to type in and open WhatsApp. Now, open the keyboard in the chat and long press on the globe-like icon in the bottom row. Here, you will see a list of languages you added. Tap on the language you want to send message in and you are good to go.
Changing the input language on the Apple keyboard is pretty simple. Open the ‘Settings’ app, head over to the ‘General’ section and tap on ‘Keyboard’. Now, tap on ‘Add new keyboard’ and choose the language you want to type in.
Once done, open the keyboard in the WhatsApp chat window and long-press the globe icon that appears on the bottom bar. Here, you will be able to quickly switch between the languages you added.
If you happen to use Microsoft’s Swiftkey app, open the Swiftkey app on your device and head over to the ‘Languages’ sub-menu. Here, you will find a long list of supported languages. Simply choose the languages you want to type in by either searching for it from the top of the screen or scrolling through the list.
When done, head back to the WhatsApp chat window and you will be easy to switch between your preferred language by swiping the space bar.
To add a language to the Samsung Keyboard, open the Settings app on your phone and search for ‘Samsung keyboard’ from the search box that appears on the top. Now tap on the option that says ‘Languages and types’ and click on ‘Manage input languages’. Similar to other keyboards on the list, you will find the option to choose the language you want to type in.
Add your preferred language and open the WhatsApp chat window. On the bottom, you will find a globe icon, which you can long press to switch between your selected languages.
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