Twitter Auto Translates Tweets and Adds More More Cities to Local Trends

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Twitter has announced two new enhancements today for the micro-blogging platform.

A new translations feature will translate foreign language Tweets into a language you understand. As you can see in the image below the translated tweet will be shown below the original tweet.

A post on the Twitter Blog explained, “We are now using Google Translate to display Tweet translations in the details pane to give people more access to what people are talking about around the world.” Currently, this feature is available to a “very small percentage of users”, but it will be extended throughout the world in the coming weeks.

Other new enhancement is related to Trending Topics. The list of supported locations has been expanded to include 13 new countries and 6 new cities.

Specifically, the 6 cities are Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Rio De Janeiro, Sydney, and Toronto, and the 13 countries are Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela.