The updates from Google keep pouring on us ahead of Google I/O 2018, the latest being for Google Maps. There aren’t new features or anything of that nature, but the 3D mapping service has gained support for new languages.
Google is looking to expand the usability of its Google Maps service. The service available on Android, iOS as well as web just received support for nearly 40 languages, 39 to be exact. Keep in mind that the 39 languages are being added to the vast array already supported. For an update in 2018, fourteen years after the service’s birth, this is a lot.
Google claims an estimated 1.25 billion people worldwide speak the languages being added. Even if only one in five of use Google Maps, that’s a significant gain to a service that is already used by more than 1 billion people globally, every month. While some languages are rare, others including Hebrew, Indonesian and Norwegian are more common. The list of all 39 in alphabetical order is below.
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.
The additions are rolling out now. Grab the app from the link in brackets below.
SOURCE [Google Keyword]