Google launches Irish Gmail service


Internet users will now be able to avail of an Irish email service, as Google added Gaeilge to its 71 usable languages on its Gmail service.

Familiar Gmail terms such as Inbox, Starred and Sent Mail will appear as Bosca Isteach, Le Réiltín and Seolta once a small change is made to the user settings.

Google’s office in Dublin spent the past two months testing the service after a Missouri professor contacted the company to pitch the idea.

Their email client is currently used by over 425 million users across the world and uses languages to account for 95 per cent of the globe’s population.

To change your language in Gmail, click on the wheel on the top right of the Gmail screen and go to settings . Select Gaeilge from the drop-down menu in the language section and then click on save changes at the bottom of the screen.

Here’s a few commands to get you started:

Scríobh – Compose

Teachtaireacht nua – New message

Chuig – To

Bosca isteach – Inbox

Le Réiltín – Starred

Tábhactach – Important

Seolta – Sent

Dréachtaí – Drafts

Ciorcail – Circles

Ábhar – Subject

Cuir Faighteoirí Leis – CC

Seol – Send


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