About Tweet translation

With Tweet translation you can choose when you want to see a translation for a Tweet so you won’t miss any of the action unfolding on Twitter.  

To view a Tweet translation

  1. If a translation is available for a Tweet, a Translate Tweet prompt will be visible directly under the Tweet text.
  2. If you see the link, click or tap the the link to expand the Tweet.
  3. A translation of the text in the Tweet will appear below the original Tweet.

Note: Tweet translation is available on twitter.com, Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, mobile.twitter.com, Twitter Lite, Twitter for Windows, and TweetDeck.

FAQs about Tweet translation

Who is translating the Tweets?

We’ve partnered with Microsoft Translator to provide machine translations of Tweets. For a list of supported languages, see this Microsoft Translator article.

Some of the translations seem to be of low quality. Why?

Although Microsoft Translator relies on advanced translation software to provide Tweet translations, the results still vary and often fall below the accuracy and fluency of translations provided by a professional translator. For this reason, the original text is always displayed above its translation. For more information on translation quality, see this Microsoft Translator FAQ.

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