Google: Making the platform more accessible to Arabic users
December 15, 2019

New and current Google products are now available in Arabic.

Just last week, Google has announced that it is adding Arabic support for most of its current and upcoming products. While they pointed out the complexities of writing in Arabic like writing from right-to-left and the variability of dialects, the challenge proved to be rewarding once they were able to understand the nuances of the language.

It was mentioned that some of the most common things people search for in Arabic are cinema, music, and sports, which is why Google is introducing search results in a simple box so you can read the information immediately. Searching for a movie will show the nearest cinemas along with show timings and even a link so you can directly book a ticket.

If you’re searching for sports-related inquiries like Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah, the results will show a short biography along with his past goals with Liverpool and the Egyptian National teams. Along with this, Google is also launching Cameos, a way for celebrities to answer the most asked questions about them on Google. Cameos will be part of Google search, where you can see the videos recorded by celebrities answering the questions.

Along with that, Google Assistant can now speak to you in Arabic so you can easily search the web or play music using the region’s language. Arabic supported was originally launched in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and will now expand to the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Mauritania.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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