The LinkedIn App Now Available in More Languages

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • 09 Dec 2021

LinkedIn is truly global service for professionals. Being global, though, means being globally comprehensible. And while it has been available in 25 languages before, now the service adds another – namely Hindi.

The Hindi interface becomes available after you update the app. To use it, you need to enter your profile, enter “Settings and Privacy”, then go to “Account Preferences” and “Site Preferences”. Here you can choose your language; if the desired one is Hindi, now it’s available. As you apply changes, LinkedIn will show you the Hindi version, no matter if you use a mobile app or enter the website.
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has been popular in India from the beginning. As for 2021, 82 million people in India use LinkedIn, which makes this market only second to the U.S. Strange that it took the service quite long to add the language spoken by over 600 million people. For example. Czech was added way earlier, while it is spoken by less than 11 million native speakers. Maybe the stereotype that in India everyone speaks English has played its role, so Microsoft did not hurry. On the other hand, there could have been real issues with forming a translator team.

So, now Indian and Hindi-speaking professionals can create their profiles in Hindi, which will make it easier for them to enter LinkedIn. The same is with Hindi-speaking recruiters who can now search for candidates speaking their language. And this implementation is only Phase I of the language integration, making the language usable in profiles. After that, LinkedIn intends to offer even more opportunities for Hindi speakers to promote themselves.

As you’re reading this, you might have been using LinkedIn in English with ease. But if you are a Hindi speaker, no matter if you’re a professional or a recruiter, we’d like to hear your opinion about how it’s made. Welcome to the comments!

 

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