Facebook Translation Suggestions Are Now Available Throughout Messenger

English to Spanish and vice versa in U.S., Mexico

Suggestions from M began translating in Marketplace last month Facebook

Facebook revealed at its F8 annual developer conference in early May that Messenger’s suggestions from M would be extended to provide translation suggestions for different languages in the social network’s Marketplace commerce section.

The feature must have translated well, as the social network announced Thursday that suggestions for translations from English to Spanish and vice versa are now available throughout the Messenger application in the U.S. and Mexico.

When Messenger users receive messages that are not in their default languages, the app will offer to translate those messages. Should users opt to do so, they will be given the option of enabling auto-translation, meaning that all future messages that aren’t in their default languages will automatically be translated. Users can also opt out of the feature at any time.

Suggestions for translations in Messenger, English to Spanish

Suggestions for translations in Messenger, Spanish to English

Facebook said it plans to extend the feature to other languages and countries.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.