- Instagram has announced a new feature, where it will automatically translate text in Stories.
- The company tests new Limits feature to protect against harassment.
- Instagram added automatic translations to comments, captions, and user bios.
Instagram is adding a new option to automatically translate text in story posts, the company announced today. Now, when the service detects a foreign language in a post, it will display a “See Translation” option on the top left of the screen, which users can tap to see a translation at the bottom.
Instagram regularly works on different features and improvements for its different products within the app. Stories are its most popular product yet, and it also launched the captions sticker last month. This feature auto-transcribes speech in videos.
According to screenshots shared by Paluzzi, Instagram is testing the ability to translate text in Stories. As said above, this feature will be visible as a “See Translation” button that will appear just below the username in Stories. When you tap on that Instagram will show the translated text in a popup box below. First, it will display the original text that is written in the Story, and just below that it will display the translated text.
The new feature can only translate text in Stories. This feature isn’t available for audio translation “at this time.” The new text translation feature for Stories will be made available globally, and it currently offers support for 90 languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese and more.
Instagram new Limits feature to protect against harassment
Instagram has now come up with a new feature – that will allow users to restrict comments on their posted image or video. If you have posted an image or video on Instagram and want to limit the user’s comments. This has been done to reduce abusive and harassing comments on the stuff posted.
Mosseri says, Instagram is pursuing two goals with the new feature: first, to reduce the amount of harassment on the platform as much as possible, and second, to provide tools that the targets of harassment can use to protect themselves.
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