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Twitter is testing automatic translations for tweets in different languages

The new translation feature is being tested on Twitter for iOS and Android apps in Brazil, where all the tweets in different languages will be automatically translated to Brazilian Portuguese.

August 11, 2020 / 09:56 PM IST

Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is rolling out a new test feature for a limited number of users to automatically translate tweets.

The microblogging website currently supports translations, where-in users can tap or click on the ‘Translate tweet’ button written in a different language to translate it. So if your default language is English and you come across a tweet that is in a different language, you were needed to manually tap on the button to translate the tweet.

This is about to change as Twitter will automatically translate and display all the tweets in the default language set by the user. “In order to make it easier to understand the conversations you follow on Twitter, we are experimenting automatic translations to Tweets in other languages that appear on your home page. We know that sometimes it can take a long time to translate Tweet by Tweet and stay on top of what is relevant to you,” Twitter said.

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The new translation feature is being tested on Twitter for iOS and Android apps in Brazil, where all the tweets in different languages will be automatically translated to Brazilian Portuguese.

The automatic translation feature is currently under testing and is likely to make errors in translation. However, the translation feature will definitely be handy for users who do not understand a foreign language at all.

Twitter is yet to confirm if the test will be expanded to other countries.
Moneycontrol News
first published: Aug 11, 2020 10:11 am
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