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Instagram Debuts Translation Tool

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 7.39.58 AMInstagram is about to get a little more multi-cultural.

The image-sharing app will soon automatically translate the comments, captions and user bios on its network.

“In the coming month, you’ll see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in languages different from your own,” the company said in a blog post. “The Instagram community has grown faster and become more global than we ever imagined. And we’re excited that you’ll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak.”

To discover if your language is available as a translation, simply tap See Translation below the text to view it. You can also learn more about translation on Instagram at

News of the update comes the same week the Facebook-owned company announced it has reached the 500-million user mark.

The firm has seen a lot of change this year with a major makeover of its app and a new logo to boot.

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