In my previous two articles, we mentioned how to type in Malayalam in Whatsapp in your Android smartphone using Google Handwriting Input and using Swiftkey Keyboard. You can read these articles here and here respectively. In this article, we discuss about how to type in Malayalam in Whatsapp in your Windows 7 or 10 computer.
Step 1: Install necessary tools in Computer
The requirements in your Windows computer are the following.
- Google Chrome browser (Get Google Chrome from here)
- Google Input Tools extension (Get Google Input Tools extension from here)
Now let us set the tools for Malayalam in Google Input Tools. Click on the icon for Google Input Tools in the chrome on the right of address box above the bookmarks bar. Select ‘Extension Options’ from the menu.
Now from the list of languages on the left box (Add Input Tools), select ‘Malayalam’ and click on the right arrow to move it to the right pane (Selected Input Tools). Close the tab.
Click on the Google Input Tools icon in your chrome address bar and select Malayalam. See the images below – first one before selecting the Malayalam tool and the second after selecting the Malayalam tool. Note the change colour of ma in icon.
Step 2: Open web version of Whatsapp
In a new tab, type web.whatsapp.com in the address box and press Enter. Now you will get a webpage with a QR code, as shown below.
Open Whatsapp app in your mobile, click on the three dot icon on the top right and select WhatsApp Web from the menu. Scan the QR code shown in the computer as shown in image above on the right. Immediately scanning the QR code, the web version of Whatsapp opens in your browser tab.
Step 3: Type your content
Now select the person/ group in the left pane to whom you want sent message in Malayalam. Type your message in the bottom box in the right pane in English letters like you are giving the text to a person who cannot read Malayalam language. 5-6 Suitable Malayalam words will be displayed below from which you can select the best Malayalam word by mouse or using arrows in the keyboard. If the first Malayalam word is correct after you press SPACEBAR, the text will be inserted into the message box automaticall and there is no need to specially select that.After entering the message, click on the send icon on the right bottom to send the text entered.
Congrats. You have successfully sent your Whatsapp Malayalam message from your computer.
If you want to write in English, select the Google Input Tools icon and select ‘Turn off’ from the menu.
You can type not only in Whatsapp but also in other webpages with this technique.
Similarly you can type in other Indian languages – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Sanskrit, Oriya etc. and other languages like Arabic, French, German, Chinese etc. You just need to select the corresponding tool from Google Input Tools.
As mentioned in the beginning of this article, read how to type in Malayalam in Whatsapp in your Android Mobile click here (write your message using your finger on the screen) and here (touch the appropriate buttons in the keyboard).
Thank you for reading.