Google+ gets translation function built in

August 20, 2013
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Google+ translation

Google+ translation is highlighted in this picture from Ed Chi

Google has announced they will implement a translation function into Google+ posts, allowing you to easily translate those which aren’t in your native tongue. The same functionality was available via a Chrome extension, but will now be part of the social media service itself.

Googler Ed Chi announced the update via a (where else?) Google+ post, along with the above picture, highlighting the change. From his post:

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

This is another change it what seems to be a rapid-fire acceleration of the Google+ service. After announcing 41 changes at I/O, the Google+ team went on to revamp the Android app a few times. This was all congruent to the overhaul for photos, bringing a bevy of changes like autoawesome and the touching up of pictures.

The translation function will be rolling out incrementally, so look for it in your stream.

Comments

  • Mayoo

    You see it coming right? Star Trek’s first universal translator is at an early stage. In a few years, Google will have the first Starfleet ship, probably called “Nexus Galaxy Enterprise”.

    • SkylaC90

      wrong, it will be made by Samsung and called the “Galaxy Nexus Enterprise S5″

  • Bobby

    Google+ is the one creation by Google that seems to not gain much steam, usage, or popularity. It seems I keep hearing news every so often about Google doing something to enhance or add to the social network yet still not gaining momentum. I believe it is, however, still smart of them to continue to do so. The reason is that they know a day will come that they will become the new “facebook” and facebook will become the new myspace. When that time happens they will be well prepared. They know that with Facebook now being a traded stock company they will have to make some changes from time to time to keep the flow of profit flowing. If facebook begins charging in some form or fashion, which has already been in the news, it will affect their overall usage by consumers, not to mention go against their claim on the home front sign in page that “facebook is free and always will be”. Google will be prepped and ready to accept facebook’s previous supporters and thus those friends will follow.

    • Mayoo

      Amen to that my friend. Now get out of my head! ;-)

      Well said!

    • Bobby

      Btw I know Google is on stock market too but if they don’t charge anything ever and keep that model and just use ads to make money they will be successful. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.