Facebook has introduced a Spanish version of its popular social networking website as part of efforts to attract new audiences. The firm said this was the first of several languages besides English that the site plans to offer, with French and German versions expected soon. A spokesman said 60% of its 64 million users were from outside the US: “Our goal has always been to allow people to use Facebook in their native language so we built an application to enable users to participate in translating the site into their local languages and dialects. He said that almost 1,500 Spanish-speaking users on Facebook helped to translate the site from English to Spanish in less than four weeks. As of February 11th, any person who goes to the website from a Spanish-speaking country will automatically see the Spanish version. The spokesman said Facebook currently had more than 2.8 million active users in Spain and Latin America.


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