Shortly after having gone past 500 million users worldwide, Instagram has announced a new feature that enables automatic translation of users bios, comments and captions in foreign language to users’ native language. The feature will be rolled out next month. After having updated the app, users will get a ‘See Translation’ link for words in foreign languages. Tapping on this link you will see the translated text. Also Read - How to download Instagram videos on Android, iOS, PCAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
It is worth pointing out here that Instagram will not translate the older comments and captions. According to Instagram’s support page, if you are not able to see translation of any language, it could be because the site couldn’t detect the language or doesn’t support the language. Instagram currently supports 24 languages including Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, and Italian etc.
The photo sharing platform has made some major changes of late including tweaking its algorithm to show the best posts to show first as opposed to the posts showing in a chronological manner. Prior to the 500 million users milestone, Instagram had undergone a major design overhaul including a new logo.
The latest translate feature is likely to help Instagram make its platform more global with users being able to communicate in languages different from their own. Major social networking platforms Twitter and Facebook already have this feature.
In the coming month, you ll see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in languages different from your own. The Instagram community has grown faster and become more global than we ever imagined. And we re excited that you ll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak. To learn more about translation on Instagram, check out help.instagram.com.