Google Maps Adds Language Support for 39 Languages and 1.2 Billion People

Google Maps, one of Google’s apps with over 1 billion users, has been updated to bring nearly four dozen new languages.  The update is a cloud-side change so as long as you are running latest version of the app on your phone, you are good to go.

As for the 39 new languages, here is the full list:  Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Georgian, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Kazakh, Khmer, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and Zulu.

By adding these 39 new languages, it brings native language support to 1.25 billion people who speak these languages.  Now, instead of Maps showing up in English, it will show up in their native tongue, making it a far more personal experience and useful experience.

The new language support comes to Android, iOS and to the Google Maps website and is rolling out now.  On your Android phone or iPhone, make sure that you have the latest version of the app installed.  That is currently version 9.73.3 for Android users.

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