Google Translate now enables translations of Google+ posts

22 Aug 2013

Google+ users who encounter a post in a foreign language they don’t understand can now click a ‘Translate’ link beneath the text for a translation of the post.

Google+ users can set their language preferences online and the new feature is gradually rolling out on desktop, Google research scientist Ed Chi and software engineer Lichan Hong wrote on the Official Google Translate Blog.

“The Google Translate team is always working to make information more accessible to individuals around the world,” the blog post reads.

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“In Google+ this means bringing people together regardless of their written language, and breaking down language barriers that can limit the exchange of ideas.”

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic