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Automatic translation of messages into your prefered language.

Sometimes is just easier to use your own language for writing, or you start a conversation in the middle of another and they are using different language. To have the option for automatic translation of the messages would be great for multicultural teams.
I know other apps that have this functionality and sometimes is really useful.

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  • Britney commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd also like to be able to see the translation version of my own text (if I choose to) to ensure that what I have said has been translated correctly / makes sense for the reader.

  • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes totally agreed of Gabriel. It will be best that the auto translator can be in place to resolve the language barrial and smoothen the communication.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    a must have for readers to be able to translate messages that have been sent to another language.... similar to what is available in facebook/workplace

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    An absolute must!
    Working in a multilingual environment, this feature would help all users and raise the acceptance of using this new tool.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Much needed in a multi-national, multi-lingual environment like the one I work in

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Translation can be enabled via the Windows app and desktop website but not the android app. Unsure about ios but would doubt it. Bringing translation to all MS teams apps would be hugely beneficial.

  • Srinath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Much needed in a multi-national, multi-lingual environment like the one I work in

  • Stefan Benadik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Working on multi-national company and users keep asking for this feature. Please try to prioritize it. Thanks!

  • s.n. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be great if we could communicate in our own language in multi location and multi cultural team.

  • tanomaki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would prefer to add a translator echo bot to show the translation visible for everyone in the team's chat space. if the translation result can be checked by everyone, someone can mention to the bot with correct translation there was something wrong translation were found. This will facilitate leaning business conversation translation features on the AI of the translator API services.

  • Frank Carius commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 i would like to have a "default language" per Channel, so the spell checker knows what to to.
    Also Teams should be able to detect the right language per Message and offers a translation to the channel langauge.
    It would be great to have a user setting like "languages i understand" and teams can translate posts in a foreign language to one of my languages

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sign me up! We work in a trilingual company (English, Spanish, Catalan), and many times the coordination of tasks goes through lots of hands and multiple languages. This would be GREAT on a day to day basis.

  • Gordon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Suphatra - we discussed this at the global tour you guys did. Appears there are a few ideas on similar need as this. WeChat and Facebook and even skype have reasonable implementations of this that allow translated and untranslated views. Can you provide any visibility / update??

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