Microsoft Teams for Android gets inline chat translator

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  • Microsoft Teams for Android is now getting an inline message translation feature.
  • The new capability streamlines Teams chat and channel communication among teammates that speak different languages.
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Teams for mobile on-demand chat translator

If your organization lets you share and collaborate with colleagues via mobile devices, you’ve probably encountered or heard about Microsoft Teamsfor Android.

Nowadays, Teams is one of the most highly-sought collaborative tools for enterprises, educational institutions, and other organizations. But the mobile version of the Office 365-based platform lags behind its desktop alternative in multiple key areas.

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The capability for on-demand message translation has been one of those, but it’s currently rolling out to Microsoft Teams for Android.

Inline chat translation in Microsoft Teams for Android

According to a recent Microsoft 365 Roadmap entry, you may now start using inline chat translation in Microsoft Teams for Android.

Inline message translation will ensure that every worker in the team has a voice and facilitate global collaboration. With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat.

Now, in Teams for Android, you’ll be able to translate any chat or channel message into the language you’ve set for your app.

The feature comes at a time when organizations are increasingly leveraging collaborative software to integrate personnel from different parts of the world. Such remote-working teammates may not always speak the same language, which poses a communication challenge, including when using instant messaging apps.

Nonetheless, you can translate your chats on demand in Teams for desktop provided that the admin has tweaked messaging policies to allow it.

Microsoft recently added a bunch of productivity-focused features to Teams in mobile preview. It appears that the Redmond-based tech giant foresees a future in which the mobile version of the app plays a much bigger role in facilitating remote working or even sharing in informal contexts.

Microsoft Teams, meanwhile, now allows up to 300 people to attend a single virtual meeting.

Are you on Microsoft Teams for Android? Have you received the inline message translation update yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

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