Microsoft has today announced that it is rolling out support local Indian languages to its hub for teamwork known as Teams. The company has revealed that it is rolling out support for eight Indian languages.
The company says that it has added Hindi support to Teams application on desktop and web, while the mobile application now supports eight Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam. For those who are not aware, Microsoft Teams is basically a hub that provides different features such as chat, meetings, calling and content sharing. Teams comes with native integration to the Office 365 applications and one can also customise and extend the experience with third-party apps and devices.
Coming to the new integration of Indian languages on desktop and web, users can send stickers in Hindi language. The assets come with native Hindi translations but users can also edit it. “Indian users will find the localized Hindi interface of Teams useful and easy to understand. Microsoft’s localization approach has been to use simple and popular Hindi words instead of their comparatively more Sanskritized forms,” the company said in a statement. Users can also utilise inline translation feature on Teams chat which basically translate between Hindi and other languages like English in real-time. There is Immersive Reader that also supports Hindi languages.
Moving on to the mobile devices, users can change the user interface of Teams to their local languages. The app is available on both iOS and Android. This means users can select app language in Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam. Team’s display language will be determined by the default language of iOS or Android operating systems. However, text input is not limited to these languages as the user can type in any language of his/her choice, supported on the OS.