Instagram adds a new option for automatic text translation in story publications, the company announced today. When the service detects a foreign language in a message, it displays the “View Translation” option in the upper left corner of the screen, which users can tap to see the translation at the bottom. Instagram says the new translation feature is available worldwide and currently supports more than 90 languages to make it easier to share content with an international audience.
A feature whose development was previously announced application researcher Alessandro Paluzzi, means that there is now parity between Instagram stories and traditional messages. In 2016, Instagram added automatic translations for comments, subtitles and user information but did not include the feature in the stories which was launched a month later.
While the new feature can translate text, Instagram says that voice translation is not available “at this time.” Although the Instagram provided automatic subtitles to English-language stories in May, does not seem within reach of the possibility that one day it may be able to translate the sound as well.