foursquare Adds Support for Five Languages

By David Cohen 

How do you say, “check in,” in Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Thai? foursquare users can now answer that question, as the location-based mobile app announced support for those five languages.

Support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese was added to foursquare in February.

Languages can be selected by updating to the latest version of the app for the iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry platforms, after which foursquare will automatically assume the device’s default language.

Twitter has been aggressive about adding support for languages, as well, and the microblogging service now supports 13 languages.

From a post on the foursquare Blog:

With the launch of five more languages (Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Thai), we’re excited to announce that more than 1.5 billion people now have access to foursquare in their mother tongue. These five new languages represent some of our fastest-growing areas internationally.

All you have to do to see foursquare in your chosen language is update your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry to the latest version of the app (you can download the updates here), and foursquare will automatically switch to your phone’s default language. For those visiting, we translated everything for the Web, too (you can change it on the bottom left of the page). Give it a spin, and enjoy checking in, keeping up with your friends, and browsing through local lists in a language you understand.