This week saw the launch of a new feature for paid networks that we’re very excited about: Message Translation. Thanks to the power of Microsoft Translator, translating Yammer conversations into your native language is now possible with the click of a button. When a coworker posts a message in a language other than your own, you will be able to translate that message right from the Yammer thread.
We are extremely excited to deliver this feature to our customers. Yammer facilitates communication and collaboration for thousands of global companies. With this new feature, we’re helping companies like Telefónica, which employs over 130,000 people in 24 countries, as well as Earth Hour, a non-profit with just an eight person staff but 800 global volunteers — communicate and connect to one another by removing geographical and lingustic boundaries. Global companies with employees spread all across the world can now invite staff to communicate in the launguage of their choice.
This new feature supports translating messages to the 23 currently available Yammer UI languages, and can detect and translate from 37 languages. More languages will be added over time as the Yammer interface is translated into more languages. This feature is available for all paid networks, and must be activated by a network’s admin.
Have you tried the new translation feature? Let us know what you think in the comments below!