Facebook has launched a new Microsoft’s Bing Translator technology for Facebook pages. Facebook users will be able to click a link to translate Facebook pages not written in their language without leaving Facebook.
Announcing the new feature yesterday via the Facebook Pages wall Facebook stated “Today we launched a new translation tool that enables people to translate posts directly inline on Facebook Pages through Bing Translate. With this service, we are making it even easier for people to enjoy Page content on Facebook regardless of the languages that they know”
How it works
When someone clicks on the translate button on a public Page post, a Bing translation will appear in a popout window. People then have the opportunity to submit their own translation by opting-in to using inline translations. After their generated translation has received enough positive votes, it will replace the Bing translation and will appear each time someone clicks on the translate button associated with the post.
To see this new translation feature in action, please go to this post on Mashable’s Facebook page, and see a Spanish comment there — you’ll have a chance to translate it.