The Easiest Way to Type Malayalam on your Phone [Malayalam Manglish Keyboard]

Malayalam Keyboard for Android.

Story Highlights

  • Type in Manglish and it converts to Malayalam
  • Easiest Malayalam Keyboard you can find.
  • Supports Many other Regional Languages

The easiest way to type Malayalam in WhatsApp, Messaging or any other app using Malayalam  Manglish Keyboard. We are going to see the best Manglish Keyboard App that is available for you phone right now.   Malayalam Keyboard typing is made easy with the Google Indic Keyboard.

Since English is the standard throught Internet, we use it for communication with people over the internet. Most of us don’t use our Regional Language to communicate on WhatsApp and other Instant Messaging  applications. The sole reason behind this being, typing in Malayalam  is difficult. But do not worry as we are having a look at this super cool app that is developed by Google called the Google Indic Keyboard which is a FREE keyboard available for both Android devices.

Malayalam Keyboard by  Google:

Google Indic Keyboard has been around for a while now. Most of us are aware of the same, this post is intended to those who haven’t yet tried the Google Indic Keyboard.  So lets get started. How to type malayalam in WhatsApp?  This question is heard more often. The answer follows.

malayalam keyboard google

malayalam keyboard typing

Fig(1): As you  see in the above pic there will be two options for writing in Malayalam. One method is Manglish Typing, that is when you type “ezhuthuka” it will be converted to malayalam automatically. This will be the fastest way to write malayalam on a phone. It is very simple and works flawlessly each time. The conversions are 99% correct.

malayalam keyboard typing

Fig (2): This picture shows that demonstration of the Manglish Typing method. Simply type in manglish and the Keyboard will be automatically converting it to Malayalam.

malayalam keyboard typing

Fig(3): The other option that the keyboard has is the normal Malayalam Keyboard where you will be given all the Malayalam alphabets and you can use them to type. This will take more time compared to typing in Manglish.

How to get Manglish Keyboard:

  1. Download the Google Indic Keyboard form PlayStore.
  2. Select it as the preferred Keyboard.
  3. Select your preferred Input Language : “Malayalam and English” for Manglish Keyboard.
  4. Start typing……!

Download from Google Play

If you wanted to switch back to English keyboard just click on the “abc”  text and you will get the normal English Keyboard. You don’t have to keep a separate keyboard for Malayalam Typing and English Typing.

Languages Supported:

-English keyboard
– Assamese keyboard (অসমীয়া)
– Bengali keyboard (বাংলা)
– Gujarati keyboard (ગુજરાતી)
– Hindi keyboard (हिंदी)
– Kannada keyboard (ಕನ್ನಡ)
– Malayalam keyboard (മലയാളം)
– Marathi keyboard (मराठी)
– Odia keyboard (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)
– Punjabi keyboard (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
– Tamil keyboard (தமிழ்)
– Telugu keyboard (తెలుగు)

Google Handwriting Keyboard

Like the Google Indic keyboard which can translate Manglish into malayalam, there is one more option to write in Regional Languages including Malayalam. But this one’s a bit different because, we write instead of typing. Yes! you can write on the keyboard in your language and it will be displayed by the keyboard. There are lot of languages to choose from.

  1. Download Google Handwriting Keyboard.
  2. Activate the keyboard and choose it as the default keyboard.
  3. Select which all languages you would like to write. Eg: English and Malayalam.
  4. Start writing in your language instead of typing.
  5. Enjoy.

Download from Google Play


Typing Malayalam can be hard sometimes, but with  Google Indic Keyboard its just a breeze. Download the keyboard , select your language and you are good to go. Type in Manglish and the keyboard automatically converts it to Malayalam. This is the fastest method to write Malayalam in WhatsApp or any other Messaging apps.


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