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Using Nectir's translation feature
Using Nectir's translation feature

Translate messages or set a channel to auto-translate

Vicky Le avatar
Written by Vicky Le
Updated over a week ago

We're on a mission to make your classroom community accessible to every single one of your students. Today, we're one step closer to that reality with our newest feature update! Nectir can now be translated into OVER 90 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES! Here's how to do it.

Auto-translate a channel

If you only want messages in a specific channel to be auto-translated, follow these steps!

  1. Go to the channel you want to turn on auto-translate for.

  2. Click on the three dots icon at the top right of your channel.

  3. Select "Auto-Translate".

  4. Toggle the automatic translation switch to on, and select the language you want from the dropdown.

  5. You're done! All messages you get from now will be auto-translated to your selected language.

Auto-translate your workspace elements

Changing your workspace language preference will change all the elements, this doesn't include actual messages. This will change the headers, text for buttons, drop down menus, etc to the language of your choice. In order to translate other's messages, you have to turn on auto-translate for that channel (follow the steps in the section above.)

  1. Click on your profile avatar in the top left of sidebar.

  2. Click "My Acccount".

  3. Then go to "Preferences".

  4. Under "Localization" select your language in the dropdown.

  5. Click the "Save changes" blue button at the top right.

  6. You're done!

Manually translate individual messages

Once you've turned on translate for your channel or workspace, you can individually translate messages too!

  1. Hover over the message you'd like to translate.

  2. Click on the three dots icon.

  3. In the dropdown menu, you will either have the option to "View original" or "Translate". Depending on the message you selected, and if it's already translated or not, you can view the message in your selected language or as the original language in which it was sent.

Note: turning on auto-translate will only affect what you see. If you want everyone in your channel to also have the translation feature, everyone must turn it on individually.

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