Facebook is testing a new feature that allows users of this social network to publish their status updates in multiple languages. Once activated, this system can even automatically translate your publications.
Write publication in another language
The multilingual publishing system that Facebook is testing with some of its users is similar to that used on professional Facebook Pages.
On the space of writing updates to statutes, there is a + button that is labeled “Write the publication in another language.”
What is the point of publishing a status update in another language?
It’s simple, you have contacts, your family members or friends who do not understand French. This feature will allow you to publish your info simultaneously in one or more other languages.
For example, you publish an update in French and you add an English version of your publication.
Your French friends will see the publication in French and English notice it in English. For those who use another language, the publication default is to say, the French version will be displayed.
A machine translation system that is not yet ready
I mentioned that Facebook is able to automatically translate your publications in various languages. The idea is interesting, but you can imagine that this is not yet developed. In fact, it is best that you yourself were writing the different language versions.
So, you will help Facebook to improve its translation system. Guess what, the company plans to use multilingual messages to improve its automated translation service.
How to activate the feature “Publications in several languages”
To enable the feature that allows you to publish simultaneously in several languages from the Web version of Facebook, go to the “Settings” section of your account.
Then in the menu that appears in the left column, select “Language”.
Note : as this feature is in testing, it is possible that you do not have access.
In the “Language Settings”, select “Publication in Multiple Languages”.
Finally, check the box that appears to the left of “Creating publications in many languages” and save the change.
Retrace your newspaper or news feed and write a new status update.
It only remains to click on the + button you that is labeled “Write the publication in another language” and select the language in which you want to publish your info. For now, the updates to multilingual statutes do not appear to be accessible from the iOS and Android version of Facebook.