Google+ gets translation function built in

by Nate SwannerAugust 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:

[quote qtext=”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.” qperson=”Ed Chi” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

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.