Celebrate a diverse employee network and ensure that people have the ability to consume Page content in the language of their choice!
Device(s): Editable on Web, Viewable on Mobile
Roles / Permissions: Admin
Workvivo uses the Amazon Text Translation service to support on-screen translations on our platform (web and mobile app). Amazon Translate uses advanced machine learning technologies to provide high-quality translation on demand.
The full list of languages for the Amazon service are available here. Please note that the Workvivo engineering team must complete an exercise when a new language appears in Amazon's list. The addition is not instantaneous so please let us know if a translation doesn't appear to be supported in Workvivo yet.
Adding a Machine Translation
With Workvivo's Page translation feature, readers can now consume Pages in their native language!
Translations can be added to a Page at the time of creation or after it has been published, either through Workvivo's machine translations or handwritten by the author.
To add a machine-translation:
- Create a New Page, or edit an existing one
- Click "Manage Translation"
- From the pop-up window, choose the desired language(s)
- Once selected, the languages will appear in the ‘Switch Translation’ drop down box – this will kick off a job to start translating the content
In this example, we have selected French and German as the desired translations.
The Page will translate in the background. This typically takes 15 minutes. The creator will receive a notification when the translations have completed. (Email notifications must be enabled for your organization for the Author to receive these).
Top tip: We recommend waiting until all of the desired translations are available before publishing your Page.
Once published, users can open the Page and swap between the different translations easily using the drop-down.
Regardless of the number of translations available, your Page will appear just once in the Pages navigation menu.
For English language devices, the Page will show in English, for French language devices it will show in French and so on.
If there are additional translations available under the drop-down list, the user can choose to read the Page in another language.
Note: You can choose to publish your Page before the machine translation job has finished, however, bear in mind that users will not be able to read it in the translation language until it's finished processing.
Adding More Translations
Once translations have been added, you can add more translations or remove some
- Re-open the Page editor
- Click "Manage Translations"
- Add or remove translations
Modifying Machine Translations
If required, the author can also modify the translated content by unchecking the box below (after the translation job has completed).
One you are happy with the modifications, click "Save".
Note: Pasting Page content in a language other than your device language
When sharing Page content in a language other than the language of your device e.g. pasting German language content onto an English language device, the system may interpret the Page content as being in English and may not allow you to choose to translate to English. Here are the steps to ensure that your Page can be translated:
- Click “Create Page"
- Before pasting any content, click "Manage Translation"
- From the pop-up window, choose the language of the Page (in this case German) and then select "make default". Click "Done"
- You can then paste your content and continue as normal
Your Page can now be translated to the language of your device.