Twitter launches tweet translation feature in partnership with Bing
Twitter has officially launched yet another new feature in the form of inline tweet translation.
The popular social networking company has announced the new feature, aptly enough, in a tweet, saying that it has partnered with Bing for the automatic translation of tweets between more than 40 language pairs.
To view the translation of a tweet in a different language, just select the tweet to expand it and click or tap the globe icon to view the translation right below the original tweet.
To change your target language or disable tweet translation, go to your account settings on the Twitter website on a desktop or laptop computer.
We're introducing Tweet translation with @Bing Translator so you can read Tweets in multiple languages: https://t.co/RuraBeYa5S
— Twitter (@twitter) January 22, 2015
Tweet translation is available on twitter.com, TweetDeck, Twitter for Android, and, of course, Twitter for iOS.
Given the worldwide reach of Twitter, this new feature is bound to be useful to many users — something that can hardly be said of some of Twitter’s other recently launched features and experiments.
Its introduction comes just a day after Twitter officially launched its new recap feature that highlights tweets that you might have missed while you were away from its social networking service.
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