We are fast approaching a major milestone in Retweet Buttons and within weeks we will have passed being live on over 200,000 websites. In conjunction we have recently passed serving 500 million button impressions daily. To assist our continued growth we are today releasing a major update to the button to include international language support.
Two parts of the button have translation features,
Firstly the button itself and the pop-up you get when you click to do the retweet are now translated into 7 languages English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. We will then be putting up an area to crowd source the translations to other languages.
Secondly we have integrated Google Translate to automatically translate any stories you retweet into your own language. This automatically detects if translation is required and prompts you when it has made the change, it is a simple one-click to revert the translation if that is not what you desire.
The new language support is on top of an impressive feature set,
- The best user and publisher retweets experience
- URL Shortener Support (including BIT.LY Pro)
- Mobile Phone Support (iPhone, Android)
- Image Button – that allows the embedding into RSS + Emails
- Spaces – allows you to control how many white spaces you leave at the end of the tweet
- Hash Tag support
As some of you who already use our button with the language translation are already aware we initially released our translations as an opt out, due to the popular demand for an opt in process instead we have now swapped that around so you can now opt into your tweets being translated into your local language.