Instagram‘s new translation feature may just do the trick. In the next month, various individuals will be able to pick up on some words here and there in the comfort of their phones at the touch of a button and a like of a picture.

From personal bios, captions to comments, all Instagram 3.4.0 users will be able to render written texts into any of the 24 languages the app currently provides: Afrikaans, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, and Turkish. The assumption is that with time, more and more languages will be available for translation.

Instagram reached more than 500 million users this month, the Facebook-owned company announced in a blog post on Thursday. Photo credit: Engadget

This upgrade aims to respond to the booming success the network has achieved, growing to about 500 million users across the world, 80% of which reside outside of US borders. It is no wonder why such a feature is so exciting. This is yet another manner in which the globe is becoming smaller by the second; when users can not only share and be a part of each other’s significant life moments but also be able to understand the expressed emotions that accompany them.

Users should keep an eye out for the “See Translation” button which will be located below the original text. At this point, only the 24 languages supported will apply. Users should take into consideration that posts or comments published before July 2016 may not have the option to be translated.

Whether liking pictures à la Dolce Vita, innocently stalking that handsome foreign exchange student or drooling over delicious hors d’oeuvres, users will now be able to feel at one with any post captioned in any of the provided languages!

Also, Instagram is currently experimenting with ways to personalize the news feed interface further by showing posts in the order users would like to see them as opposed to chronological.

Instagram has become so popular over the years that it has recently recorded 300 million daily users on an international scale. How’s that for connecting the masses?

The Facebook-owned application has indeed emphasized the social element of the ever-growing network it has created, connecting users in completely different spaces and time zones in an instant. In the coming month, there will be more than just the French speaking users ending trails of hashtags with a heartfelt Merci, Instagram!

Source: PC Mag