Google Translates Comments with Google Friend Connect

    May 8, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google has launched an enhanced version of its comments gadget for Google Friend Connect. With the gadget, users can easily translate comments that aren’t in their language native.

Within the gadget, there is a translate button in the lower left-hand corner. The button allows you to select the language for which you want the translation to display. Once you have selected your language, all comments that aren’t in this language will be translated and highlighted in yellow.

Google Friend Connect Comments Gadget

You always have the option to revert back to the original text if you wish to do so. Simply select "no translation" from the same menu.

"The comments gadget is just one way Friend Connect can help webmasters foster deeper interactions between site members," says Google Friend Connect Product Manager Mussie Shore.

Google notes that users who already have the gadget on their sites will not have to do anything to get the new version. The feature will be added automatically. If you do not have it on your site, and you wish to get it, it is available at More information about this and other Google Friend Connect features is available at the features gallery.