fbpersianFacebook has rushed out a Persian UI in the wake of the Iranian election to give Iranians an interface in their native language. Anyone logging in to Facebook who has their browser set to Persian will now automatically see the Persian version of the site.

You can also change your Facebook language to Persian here.

Here’s what Facebook’s blog has to say about the new option:

Since the Iranian election last week, people around the world have increasingly been sharing news and information on Facebook about the results and its aftermath. Much of the content created and shared on Facebook related to these events has been in Persian — the native language of Iran — but the users have had to navigate the site in English or other languages. …

Persian was already in translation before worldwide attention turned to the Iranian elections, but because of the sudden increase in activity we decided to launch it sooner than planned. This means that the translation isn’t perfect, but we felt it was important to help more people communicate rather than wait. …

We could not have made this happen so quickly without the more than 400 Persian speakers who submitted thousands of individual translations of the site. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. If you speak Persian or any language not yet completely translated, you can help as well by using the Translations application: http://www.facebook.com/tos.php?api_key=efa7a7045708fcadede8d705e39b1642&next=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ftranslations%2F&v=1.0.