WhatsApp uses the default language of the keyboard as the writing language. So, to change the writing language of WhatsApp, you need to change the typing language of your phone’s default keyboard. For example, if you are using Gboardyou need to change its writing language etc.
We have covered the steps to change the writing language for WhatsApp on Gboard, SwiftKey, Samsung Keyboard, and Apple Keyboard. Let’s get started.
Switch WhatsApp typing language on Apple keyboard (iOS)
Follow these steps to type another language in WhatsApp on iPhone using Apple keyboard:
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp conversation until the Apple keyboard appears.
Step 2: Touch and hold the globe icon in the lower left corner. Select Keyboard settings from the list.
Step 3: Tap on Keyboards followed by ‘Add a new keyboard’.
The fourth step: Select the desired language to add to the Apple keyboard.
For example, if you want to type in Hindi, select Hindi. Next, select your keyboard style (if it appears) and hit the Done button at the top.
Fifth step: The newly added language will appear in the list of languages. Now, open the WhatsApp chat again. Touch and hold the globe icon. Choose the language you want to write in WhatsApp. The keyboard characters will switch to the new typing language.
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Change the writing language for WhatsApp on Gboard (iOS)
Step 1: Open the Gboard app on your iPhone from the list of installed apps.
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Step 2: Tap Languages followed by Add a language.
NB: If you don’t see the option to add a language, tap Edit at the top and delete one language. That’s because Gboard on iPhone only supports three languages.
Step 3: Select the writing language to install. Wait for the language to install.
The fourth step: Now, to switch to the new WhatsApp writing language, open any WhatsApp chat until the keyboard appears. Then tap and hold the Globe icon at the bottom. Select Gboard.
Fifth step: Again, press and hold the Globe icon and select the writing language to switch to it.
Change the writing language for WhatsApp in Gboard (Android)
Step 1: Open the Gboard keyboard in WhatsApp on your phone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-dot icon at the top of the keyboard and tap on the Settings button.
Step 3: Tap on Languages followed by Add Keyboard.
The fourth step: Select the language you want to write in WhatsApp. If the keyboard customization screen appears, select a keyboard style and hit the Done button.
advice: If you always wanted to write in WhatsApp using the newly added language, you can make it the default language. For that, tap on the pencil icon at the top of the Languages screen. Drag the language you want to default with the three bars icon to the top. Basically, the most important language is considered as the default writing language by Gboard.
Fifth step: Now, to switch between typing languages while typing in WhatsApp, open any chat in WhatsApp. The Gboard keyboard will appear. Touch and hold the Gboard space bar to bring up the language selection screen. Tap on the language you want to write in WhatsApp.
Once you select your new writing language, just start typing in it and it will appear in your WhatsApp chat.
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Change the writing language for WhatsApp in SwiftKey (Android)
Step 1: Open any WhatsApp chat to launch SwiftKey.
Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon at the top of the keyboard and select Settings.
Step 3: Go to languages.
The fourth step: Scroll down to the All languages section and click on the language you want to type in WhatsApp. Select the keyboard layout for the new writing language and hit the Add button at the top.
Fifth step: With the new writing language enabled, open any WhatsApp chat again. Next, swipe right or left on the space bar to switch to the language you want to type in WhatsApp.
Change writing language for WhatsApp on Samsung keyboard
Step 1: Launch any WhatsApp chat to open Samsung keyboard.
Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the Samsung keyboard and select Settings from the menu.
Step 3: Tap on Languages & Genres followed by “Manage Input Languages”.
The fourth step: Enable the toggle next to the language you want to type in WhatsApp. If you do not find the required language, scroll down to the Available Languages section and click on the download icon next to the language. Then enable it.
Fifth step: Once the desired writing language is enabled, open any chat in WhatsApp and swipe left or right on the keyboard spacebar to switch to the desired writing language in WhatsApp.
Sixth step: If swiping on the space bar doesn’t change the typing language in WhatsApp, check how to switch language for Samsung keyboard under Samsung keyboard settings > Languages & genres. Scroll down and tap on Switch language method. Select the space bar swipe.
NB: You can also change the language using a dedicated key on your keyboard. So, enable the language key and space bar. Check out other similar Tips for using the Samsung keyboard.
advice: You can make the newly selected language the default typing language for all applications. For that, go to Samsung keyboard Settings > Languages & Genres. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top and select Reorder. Touch and hold the desired writing language with the two arrows symbol and move it up to set it as the default language. Now, whenever you type anything using the Samsung keyboard, it will be typed using the new language.
Questions and answers about writing language on WhatsApp
To switch to a new keyboard on Android phones, go to Settings > System > Languages & input > On-screen keyboard. Enable the new keyboard. Similarly, on Samsung Galaxy phones, go to Settings > General Management > Keyboard and Default Settings menu. After enabling the keyboard, you need to switch to the desired keyboard. So, touch and hold the keyboard icon on the navigation panel under any open keyboard-enabled app, then select your preferred keyboard.
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboard. Add a new keyboard and give full access to it. Then open any app until the keyboard appears. Touch and hold the globe icon. Select the desired keyboard from the list.
Follow the same steps above to change the language. Then select the original writing language from the list. Please note that you will not have to add the original language first because it has already been added. Simply refer to the original language.
to change the The language used by WhatsApp For buttons and settings, you need to change the language of your phone. On Android, go to Settings > System > Languages & Input > Languages. On Samsung, go to Settings > General Management > Language. Then add and select the new language. to me Change the language on iPhoneGo to Settings > General > Language & Region. Click on add language. Then tap the language to switch to it.
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