YouTube‘s search works well enough in English, but what if you want to search for English-language videos in your native tongue?
Currently, if you search for terms in your local language, you’ll get results of videos made in that language. But that might soon change. According to a report from Android Police, the video streaming giant is experimenting with a feature that you search across videos in all languages, using queries in your native language.
The feature automatically translates the video title and description on the search page — both on the web interface and the mobile app. This means that you could get video suggestions from all around the world and read what they’re about in your local language. This is great for someone who’s comfortable with listening to videos in a different language but prefers the text on the site in their own tongue.
YouTube is reportedly working on a pretty cool new feature that may be making its way onto both the YouTube app and the website soon. According to Android Police, the platform has been testing out a native auto-translation feature which will show not only video titles in your preferred language, but also descriptions, captions, and more.
According to the images shared by the publication, YouTube’s auto-translation feature is most likely powered by Google Translate. This feature is also reportedly rolling out as a server-side update so most users won’t get it from an app update. So far, the text translation supports only Portuguese but YouTube might add support for more languages soon. It’s available as a pop-up, and tapping on it automatically translates the text to Portuguese. The translation pop-up appears just next to the video title.