Instagram users, heads up, people you're following or likewise following you will now be able to understand what you're saying on the platform.
The image-driven and now video supporting platform will be adding a new translation feature to its interface in the coming month to further bring its community closer and bridge the gap between communication barriers.
The announcement was recently posted on Instagram's official account garnering over 372 thousand likes on the social media platform.
"[W]e're excited that you'll soon be able to understand the full story of a moment, no matter what language you speak," the post's caption describes, explaining that the translation button will appear on "feed stories and profile bios written in languages different from your own."
What the post doesn't mention is that the feature will be activated for comments made on a photo as well, as indicated by Instagram's support page.
"If your language is available as a translation, you can tap See Translation below the text to see it," the page adds, further describing that captions and comments on posts in an Instagram Feed should be automatically translated "as well as the bio you include on your profile ... based on the language they're written in and the language settings of the person viewing it."
If the app fails to translate a text or the translate feature doesn't appear, this may probably be due to the limits of the platform's translation tool, as it only currently supports about 24 languages. Reports do conclude that since its parent company, Facebook, offers a wide range of 70-plus languages powered by Microsoft's Bing, Instagram's language database should be adding more support in the coming months.
The translation feature may be a product of the company's recent milestone wherein 500 million users now access the platform monthly with about 300 million traffic on a daily basis. Its reported increasing amount of user database does necessitate the need to provide more efficient means that bring different world regions closer as well as easily accessible and comprehensible content.
"Whether you're an illustrator, a sneakerhead or an astronaut on the International Space Station, every photo and video you share helps bring people closer to friends and interests, broadens perspectives and inspires a sense of wonder," writes Instagram's recent celebratory update.
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrated alongside the social media site's milestone, posting an image of himself carrying an Instagram feed cutout, also revealing the CEO's unique cyber security solution.