Our New Sharing Experience: Internationalized

While AddThis is a US-based company, we are very aware that the internet is an international experience. (“World wide web” anyone?) That is why internationalization and the support of multiple languages is so important to us!

Recently we updated more of our social tools to support the many beautiful languages of the world so publishers everywhere can present their users with their preferred method of speaking. Specifically, our brand new sharing experience has been fully upgraded to incorporate all our supported languages. This includes the new email sharing form, end user authentication and the sharing menu itself.

As before, site owners can set their AddThis sharing menu and related functionalities to a specific language OR allow us to automatically detect the user’s browser language settings and customize the experience to match. We also will reorder share services based on popularity within different regions. This behavior is tested to increase sharing rates.

Finally, we’ve also updated our language submission forms, so please help us translate more languages. We want to make sure that everyone can share and do so with ease!

If you have any questions or comments about AddThis internationalization, please feel free to reach out or post in the comments below.

  • Chethan Reddy

    Good, make sure you guys create for other languages tooooooo.

    Great going.

  • http://www.keesan.net Matthew Keesan

    @Chethan What languages would you like us to add?

  • Bhaskar Kumar

    As discussed in blog, few values are changing, but not all. Like Gmail, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, etc. values are not changing as per preferred language and there is no option to translate these word in language database. So, what steps are we going to translate these words also?

  • http://addthis.com/ AddThis

    We offer translations for most of the terms we use within our product, but some things, like the company names, we can’t translate. Does that clarify a bit?

  • Bhaskar Kumar

    Apart from companies names, can we translate the terms like “Email”, “share” (linked-in share button), etc. in different languages? The attached image shows the translation of the Facebook “like” into French but not the “share” button.

    As per the support discussion http://support.addthis.com/customer/portal/articles/381240-languages#.U07id_mSxHV the share button (in red box) can change, but can it automatically translate as per locale?

    And yes, it clarifies that the companies names translation can’t happen. Thanks for your reply.

  • http://addthis.com/ AddThis

    Ah, gotcha. Looks like you’re already talking to one of our support team members via email. Can you follow up with their last email to give us a chance to look into the translations of our third party buttons a bit more?

  • http://addthis.com/ AddThis

    Ah, gotcha. Looks like you’re already talking to one of our support team members via email. Can you follow up with their last email to give us a chance to look into the translations of our third party buttons a bit more?