While some videos in another language might come with subtitles, it can sometimes be hard to gauge how other people feel about the video if you don’t understand the language they’re using in the comments section. Sure, you could always copy and paste it into Google Translate, but kind of tedious.
However, according to a report from Android Police, it seems that YouTube is testing out a new instant translation feature for the comments section. Unfortunately, this seems to be a feature that might only be available to YouTube Premium subscribers as the test is only for those who are subscribed to the service.
What this feature does is that it puts a “Translate” button beneath comments that aren’t written in your primary language, and when you tap on it it will translate, and users can tap on the “See original” button to translate it back to the original text. This will be useful if you’re trying to gain more insight into the video you’re watching by looking at the comments.
We’re not sure if this is going to be a Premium-only feature in the future, or if YouTube is just testing it out with Premium subscribers, but either way we’ll have to wait and see, although it is rather useful and we wouldn’t mind seeing it released to the masses.