Today, there’s an estimated 70 million people online in the Middle East and North Africa region, with another 50 million expected to come online in the next 3 years. The Arabic-speaking region is a huge and important one for Yahoo! and Yahoo! Mail.
Yahoo! has a large and growing audience with millions of users from this vast region visiting Yahoo! Mail daily. Now, we’re excited to announce that users can register for a new Yahoo! Mail account in Arabic.
In addition to an Arabic language user interface, we also mirrored Yahoo! Mail (Arabic is read and written from right to left) and included an updated rich text editor so users can write and respond to emails and instant messages in Arabic. Users will also benefit from engaging local news content, courtesy of our friends at Yahoo! Maktoob.
Signing up for a new account is easy – head over to the Yahoo! Maktoob homepage and click on the sign-up link. We’re thrilled about launching Yahoo! Mail in Arabic and look forward to enhancing the product in the weeks and months to come.