Instagram to add translation button from next month

Users will see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in foreign languages


News Desk June 23, 2016
Users will see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in foreign languages. PHOTO: AFP

A day after Instagram reached 500 million user base, the photo and video sharing app announced it would be adding a feature to help its users to better understand and communicate with each other.

To cater to the needs of growing Instagram community, the app in a post on Wednesday said it is adding a translation tool to its app from next month.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BG9uEMNhQXK/?taken-by=instagram

“In the coming month, you’ll see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in languages different from your own,” said the filter-driven app.

Instagram user base surges to 500 million

With the help of the new translation tool, Instagram said people will “soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language they speak.”

Given the fact that the translation feature was already available on its parent company, Facebook, it was probably just a matter of time.

Twitter allows users to share 140-second videos

The visually-oriented service is already supporting 25 languages.

Although the Facebook-owned application said it is rolling out the feature, tech website Engadget claimed they were already seeing the button.

 

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read