Twitter recently celebrated 100 million user mark and has now announced support for International languages including Hindi (will be launched in the coming weeks).”After launching Hindi, Filipino, Malay and Simplified and Traditional Chinese in the coming weeks, Twitter will support 17 different languages,” says the company in its blog. It’s notable that both Twitter and Facebook are highly popular in India. Facebook has already launched its services in Hindi and five other Indian languages namely Malayalam, Punjabi, Bengali, Telegu and Tamil. As per estimates, Twitter has now nearly 200 million registered users.
“For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn’t only about tweeting: 40 per cent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their world… Our 100 million active users range from passionate early adopters to recent converts,” the blog dated September 8 said.
What this probably means is that Twitter will allow sending tweets in Hindi (which so far has been possible using services like Google Transliteration).
As far as the Twitter user interface unification is concerned, the mobile interface will remain unchanged which means the other interfaces, the iPad and web app one, will be changed. Users should also be ready for some advertisements in their Twitter stream now.The service will have the advanced functionalities as well, but they will be accessible only to those who will actively look for it. Looks like the third party Twitter apps will be in even bigger trouble now. The Twitter CEO also talked about how about 40 per cent of the users were signing into the service but were not actually tweeting, they were only browsing to find what others are tweeting.