Instagram will next month offer Facebook-style translation of comments, captions and bios

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Facebook has offered automatic translation of posts and comments for some time, so it’s no surprise that Instagram – owned by Facebook – is following suit. Instagram has announced that the new feature will roll out sometime next month.

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In the coming month, you’ll see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in languages different from your own. 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.

Once the app is updated, you’ll see a ‘See translation’ button which will translate from the original language into whichever language you have selected in the settings.

Instagram announced a couple of days ago that it has hit 500M monthly users. An update earlier in the month made it easier to share content with your Instagram followers, thanks to an iOS extension allowing you to share both photos and videos direct from the Photos app.

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