Help Center

About the Twitter Translation Center

Twitter is a valuable tool for people to exchange timely bits of information, whether it be a momentous news event, a personal story, or a random thought. We want everyone in the world to have the opportunity to engage in this important exchange, so we're calling on the help of real people to translate our site into their own language. Visit the Twitter Translation Center to start translating Twitter into your language!

Current languages:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), Esperanto, Farsi/Persian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish (Central), Kurdish (Northern), Latin, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yoruba.

Why isn't my language shown or available yet?

If your language isn’t available yet, you can submit a language request, by using the request form. We regularly announce which languages we need help with, please check out @translator to keep up with the latest news.

How do I get started in the Translation Center?

Our Getting started with the Translation Center article walks you through the steps to start translating. If you need any further help, please feel free to visit the Translation Center forums to ask for help. 

Community, reporting bugs, and feature requests:

Get involved – participate in forums

  • We have a bustling community in our Translation Center forums. You can speak with other translators and moderators from generic topics to language-specific topics. 
  • You can also track bugs, request new features, and participate in exclusive projects. 
  • Simply click the Forum tab at the top of the Translation Center or go to

How do I report a bug or file a feature request?

  • If you would like to report a bug or file a feature request, or any issue with the Translation Center, please click on the Help drop down menu on the upper right corner and select Report bug. Alternatively, you can go to the Translation Support Form directly.
  • Have questions? Visit our Getting started guide in the Twitter Translation Center.

Translator levels and badges:

What is a translator badge and how do I get one?

  • We hand out translator badges on your Twitter profile for translation work you have completed in the Twitter Translation Center.
  • When your translation or the translation you voted for is approved, your Karma Points will increase. To see your number of Karma Points, click on Translator Profile on the drop down menu with your icon on the upper right corner.
  • When you achieve 300 Karma Points or more, you will be awarded the translator badge. Your badge will remain featured on your Twitter profile as long as you remain active within the Translation Center.
  • Reaching 10,000 Karma points (or more), will ensure that your badge remains displayed on your profile permanently.
  • Submit high quality translations or vote for other quality translations to see your translator's rank increase!
  • Signing up for the Twitter Translation Center does not automatically add a badge to your profile.

What are Top Translators?

On the translation homepage, we show the top translators for each language. An algorithm selects people who provide the best quality translations, voting and have had translations approved by moderators.

In order to recognise our most enthusiastic and best performing translators, we also give regular shout-outs from @translator to our Top Translators.

Why is my badge gone?

  • To keep your badge on your profile, you need to remain active and continue translating and voting in the Twitter Translation Center. If you don’t stay active in the Translation Center, your badge may be removed due to inactivity.
  • If your badge is removed, you will need to gain an extra 300 Karma Points to have it reinstated.

I was blocked from the Translation Center, what can I do? 

  • Blocking in the Translation Center is permanent. At this moment we do not unblock accounts; please be careful and avoid abusive conduct in the Translation Center.
  • We block users who demonstrate abusive behavior in the Translation Center such as:
    • Submitting machine translations (directly from Google Translate or others).
    • Submitting offensive language or random strings.
    • Submitting multiple strings in English, or in other languages.
    • Submitting spammy content on the forums.
    • Adding extra characters to submit your translation.
    • Translating to a different language than the one specified in your settings.
    • Harassing other members of the community.
    • Using multiple accounts to vote on your or other translations.
    • Violating the Twitter Rules.