There are many rabbit holes to be found on the internet, and YouTube is no exception. YouTube is introducing the ability to translate comments into more than a hundred languages. This feature is now rolling out to mobile users. It allows users to read comments in other languages by using the YouTube mobile app’s instant translation feature.
So, if you’re sitting through clip after clip from a Japanese restaurant Vlogger and interested in the comments — you can only presume they’re generally nicer than on other videos – you can now translate them without leaving the page!
Just a button to translate
A translate button has added to the YouTube app. Just below every comment, to enable the translation of text within that comment. By tapping the button again, users can return to the original language of the comment.
For instance, if your native language setup to English, comments posted below a video in a different language will have the option to ‘Translate to English’ right below the text. This button is placed above the like, dislike, and reply buttons for each comment box.
The company announced the release of the new Translate button for YouTube mobile users via Twitter. Back in August, when the feature was still in its experimental phases and only available to YouTube Premium subscribers. Prior to today’s official announcement from the Team YouTube Twitter account, the feature started to show in its revised version a few days ago.
Now on mobile: A 'Translate' button for YouTube comments in over 100 languages 💬🌎
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Try it out in español, português, Deutsch, Français, Pусский, 日本語, Bahasa & 100+ more
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) September 13, 2021
Over 100 languages translation
The YouTube translate button instantly translates the comment, enabling you to connect with people all over the world. The YouTube app, as previously said, supports translation in over 100 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Deutsch, French, Bahasa, and others. You should click the button each time you want to translate a comment; it does not translate all comments on a video automatically.
YouTube recently spotted doing automatic translation of video titles and descriptions of its vast library of videos into multiple languages in an effort to expand its global reach. For a few users, YouTube was automatically translating video titles and descriptions of videos on its site into their languages when browsing, which helped in content discovery. Users of both the YouTube Web and mobile apps – said able to use the new YouTube translation feature.