Today LinkedIn announced the launch of an Arabic version of LinkedIn on its . This is a hugely exciting milestone for its MENA members. Yes, LinkedIn is now available in Arabic for more than 14 million members that work and live in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The launch of LinkedIn in Arabic will allow hundreds of millions of Arabic speaking professionals to connect to people, knowledge, and opportunities around the world. This Arabic language is important as a great deal of business is conducted in Arabic. This will also have a big impact on companies using LinkedIn to hire, market and sell.
The company’s official blog said, “The addition of Arabic brings the total number of language options on LinkedIn to 24. It is the first right-to-left language that we have added to our portfolio – this posed a unique technical challenge which is why we are especially excited to make it available to our members.“
Interestingly Deepak Chopra, Richard Branson and Jack Welch are the top 3 influencers in the MENA region.