Instagram to translate other languages

23 June 2016
IG to translate other languages

Do you have a number of friends who live overseas, who you can't understand when they speak in their native tongue? That's one of the drawbacks of the internet, when you've made pals all over the globe.

Well, Instagram have a solution - in the next update, it will have built-in language translation features, so you never need to feel left out again, or can see when your Czech cousin has been slagging you off.

You'll be able to hit a translation button on feed stories and profile bios, which means you can keep an air of mystery about a person if you so wish.

"Captions and comments on posts in Feed, as well as the bio you include on your profile, are translated automatically based on the language they're written in and the language settings of the person viewing it," explained Instagram.

"If your language is available as a translation, you can tap See Translation below the text to see it."

"Keep in mind that translations also may not show up for older posts and comments," added IG.

Of course, Twitter already has a similar function, and if you're desperate to find out what someone's saying, you could always cut and paste any text into Google Translate.

Or learn a new language if you're feeling particularly proactive.

TOPICS:   Social Media

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