How to Write in Arab on your WhatsApp Text Messages

If you’re an Arabic teacher, then you probably find this issue comes up in your day-to-day life when you’re teaching your students through online means such as WhatsApp. Especially during this pandemic. Thankfully, the steps on how to write in Arab on WhatsApp are quite easy considering. 

And there are two ways for you to do this, the first one is by changing your phone keyboard language, and the second one is to use some third-party options available on Google Play Store. Enough dilly-dally, let’s just start, shall we?

Using the natural way

On the first method in how to write in Arab on WhatsApp, we have, as we’ve mentioned the natural way of doing things, and that means that you don’t need to install other applications in your phone and will instead use your in-built keyboard application. The steps involved are simple:

First thing on how to write in Arab on WhatsApp is to open your WhatsApp and the person you want to message. Do everything you’d usually do when you want to start a conversation, i.e., try bringing up your phone’s keyboard.

After bringing up your keyboard, hold the “,” key to bring up the Settings of your keyboard.

There you will be welcomed by the Settings screen of your keyboard. Choose the Languages option that’s located as the first option in Settings.

You will then see the languages your keyboard is currently in right now. Most of the time, your keyboard’s default language will be English (US) with a QWERTY layout. But, since we want to use Arabic alphabets, press the Add Keyboard button on the bottom.

Scroll down the list of languages until you find Arab. Or, if you want to find it quicker, use the search button on the top-right corner of the app.

It will then prompt you what version you want to use. And if you wanted, you can also use both versions available for your keyboard. After you’re done, press the Done button at the bottom-right corner.

After confirming, you will be taken back to the Languages screen before. There, press the Note button on the top-right corner and put the Arabic language at the topmost of the list to start using it. 

And you’re done! Go try it out on your WhatsApp texts and let us know how it goes.

Using the third-party way

The second and last way on how to write in Arab on WhatsApp is, again to use third-party apps that are available on Google Play Store.

One of our recommended third-party keyboards for you to use on how to write in Arab on WhatsApp is Arabic Language – GoKeyboard

The app only requires 3.6MB of storage space, and it’s very easy to use, too. It will be installed automatically after your download finishes, which of course shouldn’t take a very long time considering how small the application is.

The only requirement for you to use this language pack is to have Go Keyboard installed on your device first. After that, it’s just smooth sailing that we’re sure you’re able to figure out yourself.

 And that’s all for this article on how to write in Arab on WhatsApp. There’s no need to worry about needing root access to do these steps above. Both of our methods require zero root access considering that the developers have made an amazing job of making the process of changing your phone keyboard language as easy as possible.

That being said, if you have any questions or if our methods on how to write in Arab on WhatsApp don’t work, let us know in the comments and we’ll help you to the best of our abilities to resolve your problems. 

Thank you for reading this article to the end. That’s all from us for now, we’ll see you again with another tech tutorial article in the future. See you!

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