With the global popularity of Instagram, chances are you’ve stumbled upon Stories that weren’t in English or any other language you might know. By today, you had to exit the app to understand what those messages were communicating. Not anymore. Instagram has introduced a new feature that will translate any foreign text you see in Stories, and that feature is now used for users around the world.
When the app detects that you are watching the story in another language, the “View Translation” prompt will be displayed in the upper left of the interface. All you have to do is tap the banner to see the text in your native language. With today’s launch, this feature can translate text from more than 90 languages - although it doesn’t currently work with sound. This inevitably means that these will be Stories in which you may not understand what someone is saying. Still, it’s a step towards making Instagram as inclusive as possible. People can also take advantage of the recently added Instagram auto subtitle function to circumvent the current translation restriction.
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