How to translate content in any language to your preference

We will walk through the best ways to translate your content into the language of your choice.

Whitney W. avatar
Written by Whitney W.
Updated over a week ago

Powell Janulus is not like most people. He spoke 42 languages. In Meltwater you can monitor the media in 133 languages. In this article you’ll learn how you can make sense of media coverage in any language.

We’ll cover two easy ways that you can translate any mention to your language preference:

  1. How to translate any mention in a content stream to your language preference using native Google Chrome browser functionality. This is very helpful when you scan results in Explore or Monitor.

  2. How to translate a specific mention and view it where it was originally published using our built-in Google Translate feature. This is helpful when you want to read the full story.

Translate any mention in the content stream:

Google’s Chrome browser has built-in translation capabilities. In the example below, we want to identify the most popular news stories from the election in Brazil and translate them to English. Let's walk through the steps below on how to do this:

  1. Within an Explore search (or Monitor): by control clicking (right clicking) you can access the command menu in Chrome.

  2. Select 'Translate to English' (or language of your choice) and all of the mentions currently loaded in the content stream will be translated instantly.

If you want to reset the translation, simply click on the translation icon in Chrome’s address bar and select “Detected Language”.

Note: there are limitations in the Chrome browser that may require you to repeat this process in future sessions in Meltwater.

Additional Option:

If you decide that you don’t want to translate the entire page, you may use the Google Translate Plugin from the Chrome Store.

Follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Simply highlight the text which you want to translate.

2. Activate the plugin from your plugin menu at the top of your browser.

Translate and read a specific mention:

Meltwater has a built-in integration with Google Translate that lets you translate the full content of a specific mention. This is helpful when you need more context than what’s offered in the preview in the content stream. Let's walk through how to use it below:

  1. Indicate which mention you’d like to translate by clicking the check box on the left of the content card (as seen below).

  2. Click on the overflow icon (vertical ellipsis) to access the additional actions.

  3. Click on the Translate action and the article opens in the publication. Chrome will prompt which language you want to translate to.

Final Note: The translation of any mention in the content stream in Meltwater requires using Chrome as it leverages native functionality in Chrome. However, using Meltwater’s integration with Google Translate for translating individual mentions works with any browser.

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