Twitter gets a new Arabic language setting to cater to feminine forms of words

Twitter has been consistently testing and adding new features to its service in the past few months including a premium Blue subscription, Spaces on the web, a Revue newsletter signup button (subscribe to Neowin's newsletter here!) on profiles, and more. Now, it has announced that it is adding a new Arabic language setting to support feminine forms.

A screenshot showing feminine Arabic on Twitter

Twitter says that several languages support both masculine and feminine forms of words including Arabic, so in order to cater to the latter as well, it is adding a new "Arabic (Feminine)" language on its platforms. People who opt for this setting will be addressed in the feminine form of Arabic words, with examples being "Tweet", which will change from غرّد (masculine) to غرّدي (feminine), and "Explore", which will change from إستكشف (masculine) to إستكشفي (feminine).

Twitter believes that this will make its platform more inclusive, especially for people who speak Arabic. To that end, it has also launched a campaign called "#FeminineArabic أتحدث_بالمؤنث#" which triggers a new emoji on use as well. The company went on to say that:

We’re committed to using inclusive language at Twitter, regardless if it's written down, shown on our site and apps, or embedded in our code. We know there’s more work to be done for our service to reflect the variety of voices around the world, and we’ll continue to share what we learn and how we update Twitter based on your feedback.

Currently, this language setting can be enabled from Settings and privacy > Accessibility, display, and languages > Languages on the web. The firm plans to roll out support on its Android and iOS apps soon as well.

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