When I was younger my Facebook preferred English as the default language. Today however, it is available in twenty-eight different languages. This has caused many difficulties for my business as I now have to learn twenty-two foreign languages and six of them are not easy for me to master. In addition, my employees were no longer able to speak my employees’ native tongues as well.
My solution to these problems was to change the language settings on my iPhone. This was easy enough, since I knew that this was a feature that Facebook was likely to introduce at some point. I went to the Settings app, then scroll to General and click Language. Then I selected the language, I was most comfortable speaking in, or at least the language I was the most used for.
Unfortunately, my wife had the same idea and changed her Facebook language options too. We were not able to change her setting since it was the same as mine. It was an easy enough thing for her to do though given she had the same iPhone we used for both our phones. We were not able to find language options for Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai, nor was there one for Korean.
Thankfully, there are still several languages that are supported on Facebook for you to use with no problem. You can use them by clicking on the appropriate country and selecting the language of your choice. Or you can always set your default language from the main language options. For example, if your default language is English, you can select French, or just pick Korean.
On some occasions, it has been frustrating enough for me to not be able to select my desired language or dialect. In fact, one night I was trying to use a Chinese translation service and it was having trouble recognizing my request. I was able to get around this issue by enabling the “use all language options” code. This option allows you to select any language or dialect of the site. This solved my problem.
On occasion, you may run across a language or dialect setting that is only applicable to a group. For instance, there are some groups that are only interested in certain languages. In such instances, you will be able to choose the settings for these language groups so that your Facebook messaging includes only messages that are only relevant to the specified group. To change this setting, click “oggle group settings”, select “messages only” and then “set it to preferred”.
Notifications and Messages. By default, all Facebook messages are sent in text format. However, sometimes individuals want to customize their notification settings so they send in pictures instead. To change this, log out of your account and click on “gear” in the top right corner. Then scroll down to “notifications and messages” and you should see a link to “set new default messages”.
I am not an internet marketer, so I am not sure if Facebook does have a feature that enables you to import email addresses from Gmail or Yahoo. However, if you have an email address already, you can import it into Facebook by clicking on “email”. Once you have imported an email address, you will be able to send Facebook messages from that address. To do this, click on the “Search” tab then “import” tab. You will then be able to click on the email you want to send a message to and click on “send”. The last step is to click on the link in the email to send the message.