What you need to know
- Twitter is testing a new automatic translation feature.
- It will automatically translate tweets in other languages on your homepage.
- The feature is being tested in Brazil on iOS and Android.
Twitter has begun testing a new feature that will automatically translate tweets on your homepage.
The feature is very straightforward. As of right now, if you see a tweet in a different language on Twitter, you click a link to translate the tweet. With the new feature, two different variations of automatic translation are being tested:
Some tweets will be translated automatically, with an option to translate them back, whilst others will be translated and displayed alongside the original text. It is likely Twitter hasn't settled on the best mode of translation and wants feedback from its users following real-world testing.
As noted, this is only available in Brazil, to a number of limited people on Twitter for iOS and Android. By default, the tweets will be translated into Portuguese, but users can change their language manually in preferences. Twitter says it will "expand the availability of the resource in Brazil and also to other countries" depending on performance.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
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