Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Twitter may soon offer auto translate option

There is news about Twitter preparing an auto-translate option that will, as the name suggests, automatically translate posts into your preferred native language. Last year, Twitter’s Biz Stone made an announcement about Twitter working on languages beyond its native English and Japanese. However, that was restricted to only the website, whereas translations will soon be designed to translate the posts as well.

The results page, which allows a user to filter a tweet by language (from Arabic to Icelandic to Thai), will have a clickable option to translate the tweets to a preferred language.

So, if any of your Dutch speaking friends tries to bully you by writing in their native language, you can easily use the auto translate option to change the tweet into English, Twitter will also feature on option to expand the shorts link to the full URL, without actually being forced to click through. 

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