Twitter may soon auto-translate all tweets to users’ primary

Social networking giant Twitter is testing a new feature that will make it easier for people to see translated text. Right now, the platform offers support for built-in translation that can be enabled by tapping on the translate option given below a tweet. Now, the company is expanding this feature by enabling automatic translations.
As part of an experiment, Twitter will automatically translate tweets from all languages to the primary language of the user.
“In order to make it easier to understand the conversations you follow on Twitter, we are experimenting automatic translations to Tweets in other languages that appear on your homepage. We know that sometimes it can take a long time to translate Tweet by Tweet and stay on top of what is relevant to you,” said Twitter.
Right now, this feature is being tested only with some users —including both Android and iOS — in Brazil, where all tweets written in any language other than Brazilian Portuguese will be translated to that. Users will get the choice to set their language preferences.
Twitter said that based on the performance of this automatic translation test, the company will then take a call if it wants to expand the availability of the resource in Brazil and also to other countries.
Another feature that Twitter is testing it to make quotes — retweets with comments — visible on each tweet. A report by The Verge claimed that a Twitter spokesperson confirmed this experiment.
“A few months ago, we’ve made Retweets with Comments more visible when you tap to see Retweets on a Tweet. This is available to everyone. Now, we’re testing making Retweets with Comments accessible directly on the Tweet and new language (Quotes) to see if this makes them easier to access and more understandable,” said the spokesperson.

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