How to use WhatsApp in your preferred local language

WhatsApp is one of the most popular app for communication around the globe. In India, only there are more than 200 million users out of the total billion plus users, which makes India as the biggest market for Facebook owned messaging app WhatsApp.

WhatsApp being India’s favorite chat app supports 10 local Indian languages as of now. These supported languages from India are Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada and Malayalam.

Here we have provided the steps on how to use WhatsApp in your preferred local language:

Steps to change the language within the WhatsApp app:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on the Menu

Step 2: Go to Settings

Step 3: Tap on Chat and open App Language

Step 4: Choose your favorite language from the Popup and tap on it.

However, you must know that WhatsApp follows the selected language of the phone. For example if, if you set the phone’s language to Hindi, then automatically WhatsApp text will appear in Hindi.

You can change the default language of your handset by following the below procedure which is bit different for Android and iOS users.

Android Users

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on ‘Languages and Input’
  • Tap on Languages
  • Choose the language you want and tap on it
  • Now, open WhatsApp and you will find all text appearing in that language in the app.

For iOS Users

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on General
  • Tap on Language & Region
  • Tap on iPhone Language
  • Choose the language you want and tap on it.
  • Now, open WhatsApp and find all text appearing in that language in the app.

Recently, the news came that WhatsApp Security flaw could let anyone enter group chats despite end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp must be working on it to fix the issue as it is one of the most used messaging app.

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Ranjit Ranjan

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