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August 21, 2013

Google+ Rolling Out Translation Link for Foreign Language Posts

Google is integrating a translation function into Google+, allowing users to easily convert posts in a foreign language to their native tongue.

Any post that isn’t written in the user’s language of choice will be accompanied by a translate button, enabling users with a simple click to have the message interpreted. The new tool effectively eliminated the need to copy and paste posts into the Google Translate.

“The Google Translate team is always working to make information more accessible to individuals around the world,” Google staff research scientist Ed Chi wrote in a blog post. “In Google+ this means bringing people together regardless of their written language, and breaking down language barriers that can limit the exchange of ideas.”

The feature is gradually being rolled out to desktop users and should be compatible with all of the popular Web browsers.

The translate feature is one that Facebook has had for some time. The social network has used Bing in-line translations for the past two years.

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