The Translate app for Slack makes it super easy to instantly translate text from within Slack.
Note: this post describes an older version of Translate. Click here for the new version
/translate es Hello World!
To install Translate, use the Add To Slack button below:
After installing the app, use the following command format to translate text:
/translate [lang] [text to translate]
[lang] is equal to one of the following language codes:
zh-CN(Chinese - simplified)
zh-TW(Chinese - traditional)
If you are looking for a language not listed above, let me know -- it might just be easy enough to add.
The source text doesn't have to be English, the app will attempt to auto-detect the source language. This means, for example, that you can use it to translate things into English, if desired.
There is a 1000 character limit per command.
The Translate app does not store any information about your Slack team or channel. The app receives the contents for the
/translate command and it sends back the translation. During installation and with each
/translate command, the app does receive the name or your team and channel, but that information is not stored in any way, as it isn't needed to provide the translation.