Instagram has announced a new feature on its service that will automatically translate text in story posts.
According to the company, when the service detects a foreign language in a post, it will display a “See Translation” option on the left side of the screen which users can tap to see a translation at the bottom.
Also, Instagram says that the new translation feature will be available globally as it currently supports over 90 languages to make sharing content with an International audience easier.
The new feature means there’s now parity between Instagram stories and traditional posts, a development that was previously reported by app researcher, Alessandro Paluzzi.
Recall in 2016, Instagram added automatic translations to comments captions, and user bios but failed to include the feature with stories which was launched a month later.
Meanwhile, the new feature can translate text but Instagram says audio translation isn’t available at this time.
Although when Instagram rolled out automatic captioning for English stories in May, it doesn’t seem outside of the realms of probability that one day it might be able to translate audio as well.
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