Google Friend Connect speaks Arabic “Tawasal”

Google team announces on their official blog that Friend Connect is available in Arabic and other 46 new languages.  As website owners you can simply set the language of your website/blog and Friend Connect. Once selected, most Google-created gadgets and any translated third party gadgets on your website will automatically render in that language. This ensures that the Friend Connect gadgets are better integrated into your website/blog and easily understood by your visitors. Visit the gadget gallery to see which gadgets are available in Arabic.

Go to to set up your site. Or if you’re developing gadgets for Friend Connect, make sure to check out the documentation on localizing OpenSocial applications.

Friend Connect is now supported in Arabic as well as Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian, Oriya, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.