Facebook for Android gets Hindi transliteration feature

Facebook for Android gets Hindi transliteration feature
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Facebook has introduced a nifty new feature in its Android app for Indian users. The new Hindi transliteration feature lets users type in English and have it automatically converted into the Devanagari script before posting.

Facebook has introduced a nifty new feature in its Android app for Indian users. The new Hindi transliteration feature lets users type in English and have it automatically converted into the Devanagari script before posting.

Facebook for Android v73 now brings a small Hindi editor keyboard icon just above the onscreen keyboard that can be seen while uploading a status or writing a comment. Clicking on the small keyboard icon will let you type any word (whether English, Hindi, or another language) in the English (Roman) script, and convert it into the Devanagari script as you type.

In case users are not happy with the transliteration, they change any of the Devanagari letters by tapping on the keyboard icon on the left-side. Users can also select matching words by tapping on the three-dot more option on the right.

The Hindi editor keyboard can be enabled from the App Settings section. "When people use this, we take the characters typed in English and suggests similar Devanagari characters.

This new option will also remember the suggestions you use the most. We're just starting to roll this out and working to improve, but if we don't get the Devanagari characters right, there is an option to type them in yourself," says the social media giant.

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