Social networking giant Twitter tests a new feature that facilitates translating text for users. Twitter may soon auto-translate all tweets, at the moment, the platform supports built-in translation by tapping the translate option below a tweet. Now, by allowing automatic translation the company expands this feature.
Within the context of an experiment, Twitter translates tweets automatically from all languages into the user’s primary language.
“We experiment with Tweet automatic translations in other languages on your page to make it easier to grasp your conversations on Twitter. We know that translating the Tweet by Tweet can sometimes take longer and keep up with what’s important,” said Twitter.
Now, only certain users — including Android and iOS — are testing this feature in Brazil, where all tweets in any language other than Brazilian Portuguese are being translated. Users can set their preferences for their language.
Twitter said that the company will then take a call if it would like to expand the available resources in Brazil and also to other countries based on the achievement of this automatic translation test.
Another feature of Twitter tests is to create quotes — retweets with a comment — on any tweet. A Verge report claimed that the experiment had been confirmed by a Twitter spokesperson.
“We made Retweets with Comments more visible a couple of months ago when you tap to see Retweets on a Tweet. This is available to all. Now we are experimenting to make Retweets with Comments directly available on the Tweet and new language (Quotes) to see if this allows them easier to navigate and more comprehensible,” the spokesperson said.