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Instagram Announces Automatic In-App Text Translation Feature

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Instagram has announced that it is developing a text translation feature for its flagship app that will roll out in the coming month.

Once live, users will see a new "See Translation" button beneath photos and user profiles which will automatically translate comments, captions, and bios into the language chosen in the app's settings.

The machine translation feature will support 24 languages to begin with, but the option won't show on older comments or those it doesn't recognize the language of.

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. A photo posted by Instagram (@instagram) on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:00am PDT
Twitter and Facebook have offered automatic translation features for a while now, so the introduction of the feature brings the service in line with the other big social networks.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has been busy tweaking its platform recently, with a new logo and a redesigned app among the changes.

Earlier this week, it announced that the photo-based social network is now used by over 500 million people, with 300 million using the app every day and 80 percent of users living outside the U.S.

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Telos101

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Ha, this is great. My wife follows a bunch of foreign accounts to discover exotic new products for her home furnishing company! She'll love this.
 
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Glassed Silver

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View attachment 637510 If I can upgrade without dropping my old iconic icon/logo, I'll take it
I recently watched a TV ad where the company would list their social media and amongst those couple icons the Instagram stood out - not in a good way.
It looks absolutely out of place and whilst the old one probably isn't really viable anymore in detail, I think removing the details and keeping the color scheme and slightly modernizing it would have done the job perfectly.

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If you're not interested in the article, you don't have to read it. But other people may be.

But Telos101's wife would have discovered this new feature when she updated. As the report says, "Twitter and Facebook have offered automatic translation features for a while now", so I don't understand what makes this update any more newsworthy than thousands of other updates made every day. It all seems a bit arbitrary.
 
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If you're not interested in the article, you don't have to read it. But other people may be.
If you have a different opinion than someone else, you don't have to agree with it. But other people might want to collect various perspectives.
 
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Glassed Silver

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But Telos101's wife would have discovered this new feature when she updated. As the report says, "Twitter and Facebook have offered automatic translation features for a while now", so I don't understand what makes this update any more newsworthy than thousands of other updates made every day. It all seems a bit arbitrary.
All filler, no killer...

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C DM

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If you have a different opinion than someone else, you don't have to agree with it. But other people might want to collect various perspectives.
What perspectives (as far as it relates to that particular discussion)?
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Not really anything to do with Apple.......

And btw the new instagram feed is terrible......
Just one of the most popular and widely used apps/services in iOS.
 
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jamesrick80

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They need to announce an ipad version of their application...its been too long
 
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