After Facebook, Twitter is hands down one of the most popular social networks in the world. It is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, including celebrities, politicians and public figures. Obviously there are users who tweet in different languages, and it will now be easier than ever before to get those tweets translated, because it appears that Bing powered translation for tweets has been enabled on Twitter’s web version.
Twitter itself has made no announcement that the feature has been rolled out online, but its available and working. Reportedly the feature has only been rolled out in a select few markets right now and there’s a limited number of languages that are supported at this point in time. As is the case with online translations, they’re not a hundred percent accurate, but they provide the user with an idea of the tweet. Just last week Twitter’s official Windows Phone app was updated with Bing Translator that automatically translates tweets that aren’t in English. There’s no saying when this feature will be available for other platforms such as Android and iOS.
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