Unable to translate a Facebook post? Facebook, more commonly addressed as FB, displays a lot of handy features to make it easier for people to connect. Languages can be a barrier when it comes to social media and Facebook has very beautifully handled it by providing an easy-to-use translation option. If everything works fine, you should be able to choose a See Translation option to translate a post or a comment. Being a very useful feature, the demand for See Translation is obviously high. However, unfortunately, many users have reported running into issues with translation on Facebook. This is a rare buggy event but most certainly, exists. Are you facing the same problem? There are a few workarounds you can try to ensure that the issue isn’t particular to your device. Keep reading to know.
How to fix Facebook translate not working in 2022?
If you are unable to get Facebook to show the translate option, it is most probably a setting issue. However, it can also be a bug. Let’s start with fixing the settings for you! But first, try restarting the app and checking whether the See Translation option shows up. If not, head over to the Facebook Settings. To do so on the mobile app, tap on the three horizontal lines and then on the gear icon. If you are accessing the same from a browser, select the bottom arrow icon beside the notification icon and navigate to Settings & privacy > Settings.
Now, look for the Languages & region tab and choose to open it. Here, make sure of the following:
1) Language for buttons, titles, and other text from Facebook: The interface (buttons, options, etc.) will appear in this language. So, select a language that you understand.
2) Language you’d like to have posts translated into: Make sure you choose a language for this setting. If you don’t, the See Translation option will not appear under your posts or comments. Select a language you understand so that Facebook can translate a foreign language for your comfort.
3) Languages for which you don’t want to be offered translations: It is not mandatory to choose a language for this setting. But if you do, make sure you choose a language which you already understand. You will not be offered translations for the languages you choose here.
4) Languages that you don’t want to be automatically translated: It is wise to keep this blank to avoid conflicts. If you don’t want an automatic translation for a particular language, you can choose that language for this setting.
Making sure of the above should get things into place. Restart the app and check whether the translation option shows up after you make the changes. If you are still unable to see the translation option under your posts, it is probably a bug that is causing the issue. Some users had reported running into issues with translation on Facebook when Google deployed an update for Chrome Browser in 2019. Make note of whether you have updated your browser or your device’s OS recently. If so, it is most probably a bug. You can report this issue on a public forum of your respective mobile/computer OS or to Facebook. Also, make sure that you are using the updated Facebook app version on your mobile.
To report a problem/bug on Facebook, select the down-arrow button on the website (the three horizontal lines on the app) and locate the Help & support option. Now, choose Report a problem and follow the on-screen instructions to report the translation issue you have been facing. For more articles on Facebook, stay tuned to Androidgram!