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Facebook Adds Page Translate Button to Compete With Google

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Just announced today, Facebook has partnered with Bing to help you read posts from pages in different languages.

In the past, we’ve enjoyed Google Translate from web entries in a foreign language.

Here are some simple steps to activate this feature:

1. Click on account on the top right hand side of your page and change your settings to View as a Page.

2. Click on Edit Page on the top right hand side of your page.

3. Click on Your Settings. You’ll have four choices to pick from:

  • Admin, community, and machine translaters
  • Community and machine translators (default)
  • Machine translators
  • None

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Under each post, you’ll now see the options to Like, Comment, Manage Translations, or Share each for each post.

Need more help? Straight from Facebook, here are the details on how you can enjoy this new feature. Not every language is presently available.

Today we launched a new translation tool that enables people to translate posts directly inline on Facebook Pages through Bing Translate. With this service, we are making it even easier for people to enjoy Page content on Facebook regardless of the languages that they know.

When someone clicks on the translate button on a public Page post, a Bing translation will appear in a popout window. People then have the opportunity to submit their own translation by opting-in to using inline translations. After their generated translation has received enough positive votes, it will replace the Bing translation and will appear each time someone clicks on the translate button associated with the post.

Page admins can always control how their content is translated within the “Your Settings” tab in the Edit Page view.

Also, effective October 31, 2011, Facebook will eliminate the discussions feature. Their reasoning? They’d rather have you interact on posts and comments.

What languages will you translate your facebook posts to?

Julie Spira is a bestselling author, social media strategist, and CEO of Social Media and More. Connect with Julie on Twitter @JulieSpira and at Facebook.com/SocialMediaandMore

About Julie Spira
Julie Spira is a social media expert and bestselling author. She works with individuals, businesses, and authors on creating their social media presence on the web.

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