There is no doubt about the fact that Facebook is the world’s most popular website with users 1.65 billion on board. Earlier CEO Mark Zuckerberg had expressed his dream of connecting people all around the globe through the platform.
Though the dream has emerged progressively, the fact that all these users have different languages makes it rather hard for people from different regions communicate seamlessly.
To bridge this requisite, the social media giant has now decided to include a feature that will allow users to communicate with a global audience, even if you are unaware of a language other than your own.
According to a Cnet report, the company last week introduced new software that automatically translates Facebook posts to several languages. Once the post has been published, people from different corners from the world will be able to view the post in their preferred languages.
As per Cnet, the mechanism is pretty easy: Users are required to type a post, click on a pull-down menu; subsequently the user can add up to 45 different language translations, ranging from French, Italian, Filipino, and many more.
The software, dubbed multilingual composer, is currently being tested among a small group of users and the company has pointed out that the feature is already being used by close to 5,000 pages.
According to the company, more than half of the crowd on its website speak languages other than English and this tool will significantly help diminish language gaps.
Using AI, the tool takes care of the translations after you select the languages. After the selection process, the software it self determines which version of the post to show after utlising user information such as location, language preferences, and frequently used lingo in posts.
This will be a step forward for the social media giant as it is a perfect tool for global online businesses to target crowds in different language zones. This will also be beneficial to Facebook as users will spend more time on the site.
Moving on, it will also be beneficial for the users as they would be able to interact and take part in more global activities through this software without breaking a sweat.