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Instagram will now automatically translate text in Stories to your preferred language

The Facebook-owned messaging app announced that it will now automatically translate texts in Instagram Stories to the preferred language selected by the user.

Story highlights
  • Instagram will now make it easier for you to understand posts in foreign languages.
  • Instagram will now automatically translate texts in Instagram Stories to the preferred language selected by the user.
  • Instagram will add a “See translation” option on the top left of a story post if it detects a new language.

Instagram will now make it easier for you to understand posts in foreign languages. The Facebook-owned messaging app announced that it will now automatically translate texts in Instagram Stories to the preferred language selected by the user. This would make it easier for users to understand a post even if it is not written in English, the user may add texts in any language but Instagram now has the ability to translate it.

Instagram can now translate in up to 90 languages and that also includes Hindi. So as per new developments, Instagram will add a "See translation" option on the top left of a story post if it detects a new language. The users can tap on the See Translation option if they want to see a translation of any post.

Announcing the new feature, Instagram wrote, "When you're watching a story with text, you'll get a 'See Translation' notice if your set language is different from the one in the story. Just tap it and a translation will pop up."

As per The Verge, the translation is limited to only Instagram Stories as of now. The Photo-sharing app has a side that only text translation is available, the audio translation is not available at the moment. The new feature will be rolled out to users across the world and will offer support for 90 languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese and more.

Yesterday, Instagram announced a new Sensitive content option that lets users control what appears on their Explore feeds. Announcing the new feature, Instagram said in a blog post, "Today we're launching Sensitive Content Control on Instagram, which allows you to decide how much sensitive content shows up in Explore. We believe people should be able to shape Instagram into the experience that they want. We've started to move in this direction with tools like the ability to turn off comments or Restrict someone from interacting with you on Instagram."

This feature would give more control to users to see what appears on their feeds. They can limit the type of content that they do not want to see on their Explore feeds. To enable the feature, go to your profile, tap the Settings menu in the upper right corner, tap Account, then tap Sensitive Content Control. You can either keep the setting at its default state, limit or to see more, Allow, or less of some types of sensitive content, Limit Even More.