How To Disable Bing Translator on Twitter

Bing Translator automatically translates non-English posts on Facebook and Twitter. As much as I’d like to appreciate the feature, it is very unreliable service. I’m not sure about you guys, but I have never seen Bing translate even one word of my language (Nepali) correctly. I’d rather not see incorrect translations on my news feed.

It is possible to disable Bing Translations on Facebook by blocking the Bing app from Facebook’s App Center. Twitter, however, does not let you disable it. There is no option on Twitter to block the Bing app.

However, there is a workaround to block the Bing translator from appearing on Twitter.

Update 2: Starting August 2014, Twitter has completely removed Bing Translator from appearing on Tweets. My extensions, or solutions below are now obsolete.

Update : I have made an extension and a userscript to simply hide the translations/’view translation’ link from appearing on Twitter.

My language is Nepali, yet it shows as Estonian. Anyway, after installing the mentioned extension/userscript, you will no longer see the translations.

 

 

Google Chrome Users

Just install Disable Bing Translator on Twitter extension.

FireFox/Opera users

Install Disable Bing Translator on Twitter userscript. (How to install?)

Other Browser users

You can add these rules to your stylesheet :

.btn-link.js-translate-tweet  { display: none !important; }
.tweet-translation { display: none !important;}

Or, you can use an Adblock/URLblock extension to block this link :

https://twitter.com/i/translations/*

14 Responses

  1. Adele June 16, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    Hey Subigya, Great tutorial to disable bing translations on twitter. Was fed up with mis-translations. Nice blog. Bookmarked

  2. Dirk February 23, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    So, where is it then? the great tutorial to disable that horrible uninvited Bing translator BOT in twitter???

  3. Some guy April 29, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    THANK YOU!

  4. Isabelle April 29, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Thank you!! Very Helpful!! Bing should give us the “option” to turn it off…..I can’t stand it. Thank you again :)

  5. what May 24, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    bless!

  6. Josip May 24, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Twitter should give us the option to disable. Bing translation from Slovenian language is horrible when not completely wrong. Anybody asking why they do it? It’s upon NSA request so the ignorant officers will have less problems to spy upon our tweets when they’ll get it working. Adblock script is efficient for Firefox users. Thank you!

  7. Kaputfbr June 11, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Links for FireFox/Opera users are broken.

  8. kala June 19, 2014 / 1:46 am

    Thanks!
    As an estonian i have to mention that Bing does as bad a job translating also actual estonian language :)

  9. @llaisdy June 19, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    RT @moirakstone: .@llaisdy Try @SkNepal’s AdBlock extension to block Bing’s appalling translations. http://t.co/9vSaBHnjP7 … …

  10. Bing Bing July 23, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    Please, help!

    Links for FireFox/Opera users are broken. Userscripts.org is down.

    How can i edit my stylesheet? Where is it?

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