Ever stumble across a Twitter account and find it is in another language? Or maybe some of your followers tweet in a different language and you would like to know what exactly they are saying (without copying and pasting to Google Translate)? Well, the microblog social network is working out the code to auto-translate different languages right in the same tweet.
Teaming up with Bing Translator, the social network wishes to mend the gap between different languages, since their website is used worldwide by all sorts of different users. Mashable reports screenshots have surfaced from Thai social networking blog Faceblog with Thai, Korean, and Japanese being auto-translated. An English translation is given below the actual tweet, and it seems fairly accurate.
Of course, the feature is still being tested and only a few users will be able to play around with it in the weeks to come. There are probably a lot more bugs to fix, and, we all know auto-translators can be a bit borked when it comes to longer, more complex sentences in a different language.
Currently, Twitter is mostly used in the United States, but it has seen increased popularity in the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan among others according to Wat Blog. It is not known if Twitter will even add the auto-translate feature for all users, but one can surely hope!