If communication barriers on Google+ got you down, never fear. Google has released a tool to ensure that updates from its international user base can be easily translated.
Google Translate for Google+, released Monday, is a simple browser extension for Chrome that translates posts and comments into more than 50 languages.
"We've heard from a lot of Google+ users wanting an easier way to understand posts written in other languages. I'm an engineer on Google Translate and thought we could do something about that," writes Google Translate front-end and mobile development lead Josh Estelle in an update on Google+. "Once you've installed the extension, refresh Google+ and you'll see Translate links next to posts and comments. Click the links to instantly see translations."
The addition won't prevent all Google+ updates from getting lost in translation, but it will certainly make it easier for users to chat with others who speak different languages.
Author: / Posted: 30-08-2011