How to write in Hindi on Facebook  

Posted by Jaideep Walia in , ,

First of all I would like to wish my Lil’ sis
“A Happy Birthday”
I joined facebook sometime back and I am so happy that I did. I found a lot of my school friends there and now I am addicted to it.
I am from Delhi, India (as are most of my school friends). I started conversing with them in Hindi (most of the time) as I feel that one can express better in his/her mothertongue. Unlike Orkut, Facebook does not support typing in Hindi, so I am presenting here a way to write comments, posts etc using Google's service.

To be able to type in Hindi, you should have Firefox (The Best Browser).

Same Procedure can be used with Internet Explorer. Read my comment no. 26 for changes required for Internet Explorer.
  1. The procedure for different languages remains the same for all the languages as with Hindi.

    Right-click on the links below for different languages:

    [अ Type in Hindi]

    [অ Type in Bengali]

    [અ Type in Gujarati]

    [ಅ Type in Kannada]

    [അ Type in Malayalam]

    [अ Type in Marathi]

    [ਅ Type in Punjabi]

    [அ Type in Tamil]

    [అ Type in Telugu]

    [آ Type in Urdu]

  2. Click on "Bookmark This Link".
  3. Choose "Bookmarks Toolbar" in the "Folder" option.

Now you will have a bookmark “Type in Hindi” book4
Now go to and then press “Type in Hindi’ bookmark.
Wait for sometime till you see something like this
Wait some more and you will see
Now type anything in English
Press Spacebar. Do not press Enter
This is what you will get
Now you can search things in Hindi.
Click this bookmarklet while in the Facebook and your comment window will become Hindi enabled !!! Now write Hindi comments right in Facebook.

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Works very well. Thanks for the guide!!!

November 17, 2009 at 3:40 PM

thanx man...its awesome!

December 18, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Try this one the script is not running. Also it is not healthy to run unknown java scripts in browser.

April 11, 2010 at 5:21 AM

@Laeeq..... The java script does nothing more than provide google's transliteration in the edit box on web page itself. Study the javascript code and you will come to know what I am talking about.

And the script works, I use it daily.

April 12, 2010 at 3:59 PM

this is great stuff, thanx man...

June 8, 2010 at 4:04 PM

this info is great but..i am facing some prob ..after having "type in hindi" bookmark n going to it is showing that i need licenseto access vat is this?? mam plzz help me ..

July 18, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Jaideep, thanks for providing this invaluable information. I was wondering if you would permit me to provide this information on my blog at with due credit given to you for the benefits of visitors to my blog.

August 22, 2010 at 5:38 PM

@Komal.... I or my friends have not faced any problem with this. try to re do it.

@Somnath... Spread the word.... :)

August 24, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Thanks very much for these detailed instructions. Now I can seem much more literate than I actually am =). Spreading the word!

September 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM

अति उत्तम पद्धति सराहनीय सुझाव

September 12, 2010 at 10:04 PM

अति उत्तम सराहनीय सुझाव कोटिशः धन्यवाद

September 12, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Grt link working well with firefox but am unable to use it in IE as when i right click it saves the page and not the link location. Pls help

September 19, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Working grt with Firefox but unable to use with IE as right click leads to book mark page not book mark location.
Please help.

September 19, 2010 at 11:06 AM


September 25, 2010 at 7:02 PM

it does not work with google chrome

November 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Dear Jaideep, could you please advise why do I get the message in yelloww "Google transliteration disabled. Click on any input field..."? What is an input field in thsi case? I am using the latest version of Firefox. Thanks. marici

December 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Great help man! Thanks a lot for sharing...

December 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM

@marici..... Input field is where you want to write in hindi.
For wxample in Face Book an inputfield would be comment or status update box...

December 26, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Thanks. I have been using facebook and not aware about how can I add contents in Hindi.

January 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM

this is great..
but I'm not able to bookmark the link... can any one help me.? & I want this type of bookmark for gujarati... does any one have it.?

January 6, 2011 at 9:08 PM

For Internet Explorer users:-

Step 1 remains the same.
Step 2) Click on "Add to Favorites"
step 3) 3.Choose "Favorites Bar" in the "Create in:" option and click Add.

The rest of the procedure remains the same.

January 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM

@ J!G$themostwanted.... Read the full post again. I have made changes in the post so that more Indian languages are included.

Hope this will help my fellow Indians.....

January 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Thank you so much for this revelation... it's truly so easy to use and gives us an opportunity to express ourselves in our own language... bahut bahut dhanyawaad

March 23, 2011 at 12:19 AM

How to redo it. I actually pressed save while bookmarks menu shown in the folder tab. Pl. help.

April 12, 2011 at 11:16 PM

A facebook app also has been created, using which you can directly type in to the app and post on your wall or on your friend's wall :-

It internally uses google transliterate api.

April 21, 2011 at 12:14 AM

other way is to use to Google IME for hindi

Through this you flawlessly type in hindi.. irrespective of the application/browser you are using..

For mobile one can use software's like paninikeypad or quillpad...

June 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Thank you so much. So easy to use.
This is just what I wanted.

July 10, 2011 at 8:23 AM

jaideep ji, doesn't it work on google chrome...?? is there any possibility to use this method in gchrome...?? plzz help..!! Sudheer K R

July 15, 2011 at 5:35 AM

not working since last week.... :(

August 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

not working since last week ...:(

August 12, 2011 at 5:22 PM

मुझे ख़ुशी है आपने यह लिंक दिया

August 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM

मुझे ख़ुशी है आपने यह लिंक दिया

August 18, 2011 at 2:13 PM

mujhe apne sawal ka jawab nahi mila.

August 26, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Hey Jaideep, just wanted to let you know this works with google chrome as well. thanks a lot, buddy. this is much better than hindiscripter!

September 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I found it to be the most useful tool to write hindi on any page. But I am unable to use it on google chrome. Please help.

October 15, 2011 at 2:13 PM

गूगल पर इनपुट मेथोड डाउनलोड करिएँ ओर फिर फसबूक पर हिंदी टाइप कर सकतें हैं

October 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

It worked for me on other websites but not on facebook..
So I Downloaded Google input method for Hindi.
And it worked for me on facebook.
You better try that.

"Google Transliteration IME is an input method editor which allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages using a roman keyboard."


December 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM


January 3, 2012 at 1:27 AM

बहुत ही बढ़िया है! इस पोस्ट के लिए धन्यवाद! :)

April 15, 2012 at 1:08 AM

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