The last of the “FIGS” has been completed. Twitter has rolled out a German version of the site today. The microblogging platform previously launched Italian, French, and Spanish versions of the site.
As we’ve said in the past, Twitter is crowd-sourcing much of the work for these translations and the speed at which they’ve added the translations is impressive. Twitter was previously available in English and Japanese. As usual, Twitter has written the latest blog post on the matter in the native tongue, so we’ll (roughly) translate it below.
German is one of the most widespread languages of the EU and is the last language we introduced in 2009 on Twitter.com.
With the indispensable help of our many fantastic translators and translators, we have five new languages in less than two months introduced – a huge achievement for our international group. The faster we can make available to Twitter for people all over the world, influencing the faster the different cultures of the world, the global conversation on Twitter.
Here are a few German-speaking users who are already actively engaging on Twitter and might interest you:
@ SPIEGEL_Eil-German magazine
@ Paulvandyk Grammy-nominated DJ of Berlin
@ Silenttiffy-German writer
@ Dieternuhr-comedian and presenter
@ Calmund – longtime Bundesliga Manager
To set your language preferences, visit your preferences page and select German in the drop-down menu “Language”. The whole web interface is now translated! As a next step, visit and follow the official “Twitter in German” profile @ Twitter_De. Thus, our German users can stay informed about news at Twitter up to date. Last, tell your friends know and go ahead and twittering!