Google Translate engineer Josh Estelle announced via Google+ that there is a new Chrome Extension called Google Translate for Google+, which uses Google Translate to automatically translate any post or comment on Google’s new social network into over 50 languages.
“Once you’ve installed the extension, refresh Google+ and you’ll see Translate links next to posts and comments. Click the links to instantly see translations,” he says.
Here are some pictures of the extension in action:
“I’d like to clarify that this extension is currently experimental, as we figure out the best way to integrate translation into the Google+ community,” Estelle says in an update to the original post.
Judging by the comments, people seem to like it pretty well, though some are wondering why it has to come in the form of an extension rather than just a Google+ feature itself.
I can see them making it a feature at some point, but as Estelle said, it’s still experimental. They would probably like to make sure they get it right first.