Today Facebook have announced the launch of a new universal translation service that will now allow you to read foreign language posts by translating the posts directly inline on Facebook Pages.
The new Facebook translation service is powered by Bing Translate, and has been added by Facebook to make it easier for you to enjoy public Page content on Facebook regardless of the languages you speak. Now when you see a page posted in another language a “translate” button will appear and once clicked with provide a translated version in a pop-out window.
Needless to say the translations aren’t exactly a hundred percent accurate but Facebook give you the opportunity to submit your own translation by opting-in to using inline translations. After the user generated translation has received enough positive votes, it will replace the Bing translation and will appear each time someone clicks on the translate button associated with the post.