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Instagram To Add Translation Feature

"We’re excited that you’ll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak"

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An Instagram employee takes a video using Instagram's video function. — AFP/Getty Images
Jun 23, 2016 at 4:21 AM ET

Goed nieuws. Bonnes nouvelle. хорошие новости. Or in English: Good news. Instagram is about to add a feature to its app that will automatically translate captions, comments, and profiles to your language.

The feature comes in the form of a “See Translation” button below in-app bios and posts, and will be available “in the coming month,” Instagram said on Wednesday. “The Instagram community has grown faster and become more global than we ever imagined,” the Facebook-owned company said in a post announcing the new feature. “And we’re excited that you’ll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak.”

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The latest version of Instagram—3.4.0—supports 24 languages aside from English. “If translations aren’t showing up, it could be because we couldn’t detect or don’t currently support the language,” Instagram said. Translations may also not appear for older comments and posts, it added.