Instagram’s In-App Text Translation Feature Coming In July

Ahmed Bilal
Posted Jun 23, 2016
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Instagram, one of the most used social media networks is planning to start up an automatic translating service soon. The translation feature will be able to convert any comments, user bios as well as any comments posted on pictures. According to Instagram, the new feature which was just unveiled a few hours ago will be rolled out in the coming month.

Instagram is going to translate the text you don’t understand

The feature will be able to automatically convert all the comments into user chosen language without a hassle. The text will be translated, from the original language to the language selected by the user in the app’s setting. All text will be machine translated and will be visible ones the user taps on the new “see translation” link which will be seen under the comments and captions area.

“The Instagram community has grown faster and become more global than we ever imagined,” the Facebook-owned company wrote in a post announcing the news. “We’re excited that you’ll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak.”

The new feature might help Instagram regain its composure in the social media world. It might just bring the image sharing social network up to speed with the likes of others such as Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. The first two have been providing the same translation feature for quite some time now; it’s time Instagram caught up.

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According to Instagram the new feature will be rolling up in the coming July and it does have a downturn. It won’t be available for some older posts of users and it obviously won’t be available for languages that the machine translation fails to identify.

“It appears that not every language will be supported from day one, with a help page explaining, “If translations aren’t showing up, it could be because we couldn’t detect or don’t currently support the language.”

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