LinkedIn is adding a new Dynamic Translation feature today to help breaking the language barrier across the professional social network. The new feature is available on both the LinkedIn desktop website and the mobile web, and it should appear as a new “See Translation” button below posts written in a different language.
Translations are powered by Microsoft Text Analytics API, which is the same technology that is being used for translations on Bing, Skype, and Office. LinkedIn says that the “See Translation” feature is available in more than 60 languages including Spanish, Japanese, and German, and the quality of translations should get better over time thanks to machine learning.
"This has been one of the most requested features from all of you, and we’re excited to make it easier than ever to stay in touch with the people, companies, and groups you care about — regardless of the language you speak," today's blog post reads. Dynamic Translation is coming to the iOS and Android LinkedIn apps over the coming weeks, and LinkedIn says that more translation languages will be supported in the near future.