Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn today announced its first Indian language rollout. The platform announced that it will now support Hindi, allowing users to access their news feed, profile, LinkedIn Jobs, and messaging in Hindi. Users will also be able to interact and create content in Hindi through the desktop, Android and iOS versions of LinkedIn. However, LinkedIn added that while desktop and Android support is available right away, Hindi support for iOS users will roll out gradually. With Hindi support, LinkedIn now supports 25 languages across the world, though it has only one Indian language at the moment.
“As the next step, we’re working towards widening the range of job opportunities available for Hindi-speaking professionals across industries, including more banking and government jobs,” the company said in a blog post. It also said that India is the second largest market for the platform, and has 82 million members.
Further, LinkedIn said that it will continue to support more local language content in the coming months. The platform will look to add more Hindi publishers and creators for the same. “With the addition of Hindi, LinkedIn now supports 25 languages globally and we will continue to evaluate other regional languages as we strive to create equitable economic opportunities for every member of the workforce, and to help diverse professional communities come together on LinkedIn,” the company said.
How to switch from English to Hindi
Additionally, LinkedIn said that adding Hindi support will allow users to sign up for the platform in Hindi by visiting the LinkedIn.com website. If you’ve been using the platform in English so far, follow the following steps to switch to Hindi.
- Navigate to the profile picture that shows on the top right of your LinkedIn homepage
- Click the language option, which is third under the account option in the drop down menu.
- Here you will find an option called ‘Content Language’. Click on this.
- This will give you a full list of the languages that LinkedIn is available in. Choose Hindi from the list.
- On smartphones, the steps remain the same, but you have to click settings after clicking the profile option on the top left.
- Click on Account Preferences after that and you should see the language option in the next screen.
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