Instagram is set to introduce a translation button on bios as well as captions and comments on pics.
The button will appear if the words are in a language that is different to your own.
For example if someone writes a caption to a picture in Spanish, but you only speak English — then the button will appear allowing you to see what they’re saying.
The new system will translate into the language that you have set up in your language settings on the site.
Not all languages will be covered from the start, and will only work on new posts and comments — not ones from the past.
The button will say ‘See Translation’.
The announcement was made in a post on the site.
In the coming month, you’ll see a translation button on feed stories and profile bios written in languages different from your own. The Instagram community has grown faster and become more global than we ever imagined. And we’re excited that you’ll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak. To learn more about translation on Instagram, check out help.instagram.com.
It comes just days after Instagram revealed it now has more than half a billion users.