Social media users rejoice as you will now be able to understand what your Instagram friends are writing in their posts thanks to the new Instagram translation feature.
The Facebook associated platform has now updated its list of services and included an Instagram translation feature that will automatically translate everything from a user’s posts to his or her profile information.
However, certain hashtags may prove impossible to translate seeing as the Bing search engine that is used by the app needs to identify whole words. This means that hashtags composed of joined words like #sundaybreakfast or #catsofinstagram will remain untranslated.
Another downside to the new Instagram translation feature is the fact that, for the moment, the social media platform only supports 24 languages. That may change seeing as Facebook, the patron of the social media app offers support for over 70 languages, and they both use Bing as a translation source.
“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,” read the official Instagram post of the company.
The idea with the new Instagram translation feature is that the posts and the profile information will be seen in their native language (the language in which the user has the account). Then, in the case in which you want a translation of the information, you can click on the button that will be featured in the profile bios and the feed stories.
Instagram recently managed to hit 500 million monthly active users. According to the estimates, more than 300 million use the social platform on a daily basis.
Adding the fact that the network recently announced that they will also be supporting videos, it is clear why the company wanted its users to be more connected, to break the language barrier and try and understand a post in its entirety.
“Whether you’re an illustrator, a sneakerhead or an astronaut on the International Space Station, every photo and video you share helps bring people closer to friends and interests.”
Now that the Instagram translation feature is available, do you think users from different countries will connect with each other more? Leave us your thoughts in the section below.
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