You can now participate in the YouVersion community in Swedish. More than simply Swedish translations of the Bible, you can set the interface in the Bible App™ to display in Swedish—even receive technical support and other communication from YouVersion in Swedish! Come and explore all that YouVersion has to offer—in Swedish!
Our Swedish launch represents the twelfth translation of YouVersion’s tools and resources into another language. We began in English, but we’ve been honored to be able to add Norwegian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Dutch, and most recently, French. Today we’re officially welcoming Swedish speakers and readers to participate in the YouVersion experience in their own language:
Swedish Interface (Menus, Buttons and Controls). There’s only one reason we’re able to offer so many different translations of YouVersion’s tools: because of the tireless efforts of passionate YouVersion volunteers. These extraordinary people have graciously offered their gifts in translation to bring Swedish to the YouVersion interface for your iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Android, BlackBerry, or Java device. Simply set the default language for your device to Swedish. Or, if you have the latest update of the Bible App for iOS or Android, you can even select Swedish directly in your Bible App Settings.
Swedish Emails and Blog Posts. On the English version of our blog, try selecting Svenska from the list of languages at the top right. You can also navigate directly to the Swedish version. There you’ll find blog posts in Swedish, on topics that relate to your YouVersion experience. And if you’d like to receive updates and other YouVersion communication in Swedish, simply sign up for a free YouVersion account, then visit Settings at YouVersion.com and set your preferred language to Svenska.
Support in Swedish. Visit the Swedish version of our Technical Support site for answers to all your questions about YouVersion.com or the Bible App. And if you can’t find what you need there, simply contact us in Swedish—and Swedish-speaking YouVersion support volunteers will be happy to respond to you.
Since we first launched the Bible App, YouVersion’s simple mission has always been the same: to make the Bible freely available to as many people as possible, no matter where they live or what language they prefer. Now, we’re thrilled to be able to bring the entire YouVersion experience to Swedish speakers everywhere for the first time. Swedish was a natural choice for the next language of YouVersion, for a couple of important reasons:
Swedish Speakers. According to The World Factbook, Sweden is the 90th most populous nation in the world, with more than 9 million people. And not only is Swedish the official first language of Sweden, according to Wikipedia, it’s also currently the most-spoken North Germanic language, with more than 10 million speakers around the world.
Swedish Connectivity. In the case of many other languages, the number of speakers doesn’t necessarily correlate to potential YouVersion users, but Swedish is special. Sweden consistently ranks as one of the most information-connected nations in the world, and fourth worldwide among smart phone users, with 52% of its population possessing these mobile devices. This means that a much greater percentage of Swedish speakers can immediately benefit from having YouVersion in Swedish.
Welcome to YouVersion! We’re so excited to invite Swedish speakers and readers into the global YouVersion community. While we’ll be sharing more on our blog about the Swedish launch in a few days, in the meantime, we’d love for you to start connecting with other YouVersion members on Facebook and Twitter. And if you have friends whose preferred language is Swedish, please share this great news with them!