How do I send translated messages as a teacher, parent, or student?

For all Remind teachers, students, or parents. Click here if you're an administrator.

When you use our translation feature, we'll automatically translate your message, and send it to all of your recipients in their preferred language. If your account is set up to receive replies, you'll also receive messages in your preferred language. 

Please note that auto translations is currently only available for SMS users whose accounts are connected to an organization with the Remind hub

This article contains the following sections:


Prerequisites

Before you can send a translated message, make sure you've already:


Notes

  • Only Google Translate's 90+ languages are available for translation.
  • The default setting for translations is off for all messages. Once you activate it, the default setting for translations will be on for all messages; so you do not have to activate the feature every time you send a message. You can turn translations off at any time. Once you do, the default setting for all future messages will be off until you turn it on again.
  • If you add a new participant to your class after you've scheduled a message, and their preferred language is not already a part of the list of languages scheduled, we will not translate the message into that user’s language. 
    • Ex. You've scheduled a message to go out in Spanish, English, and French. If you add a participant whose preferred language is German, we will not send them a message in German. However, if you add a participant whose language is Spanish or French, we'll send them a translated message.
  • The Remind app is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Simplified Chinese. Learn more about setting your mobile device to one of our supported languages.

Send a translated message

Web

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  1. Click mceclip0.pngNew message located on the upper left.
  2. Choose your message recipients.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Type your message, and then click the translation icon mceclip0.png
  5. Check the Translate this message box.
    1. The list shows the number of participants that will receive a translated message in each language. 
    2. Optional: Tap a language on the list to preview the translated message. Click Close to return to the message composer.
  6. Click Send.

All participants that have a preferred language associated with their account will receive the message in their chosen language via their notification preference. Please note that SMS users will only receive a translated message if they are connected to an organization with the Remind hub.

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iOS app

The preferred language feature is only available on the latest version of the Remind app. You must update your Remind app to our latest version before you can follow the instructions below to send translated messages.

  1. Open the Remind app.
  2. Select a class. 
  3. Tap the message icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Choose the type of message you want to send.
    • Note: You'll only see the option to send an urgent message if you're an administrator connected to an organization with this add-on feature.
  5. Select the message recipients and click Next.
  6. Type your message. 
  7. Tap the translation icon mceclip0.png.
  8. Toggle the Translate this message button to the right to activate translations.
    • The list shows the number of participants that will receive a translated message in each language. 
    • Note: Prior to sending your message, we highly recommend updating the language preference for all message recipients that have No preference set.
  9. Select Send.

All participants that have a preferred language associated with their account will receive the message in their preferred language.

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Android app

The preferred language feature is only available on the latest version of the Remind app. You must update your Remind app to our latest version before you can follow the instructions below to send translated messages.

  1. Open the Remind app.
  2. Select a class. 
  3. Tap the message icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Choose the type of message you want to send.
    • Note: You'll only see the option to send an urgent message if you're an administrator connected to an organization with this add-on feature.
  5. Select the message recipients and click Next.
  6. Type your message. 
  7. Tap the translation icon mceclip0.png.
  8. Toggle the Translate this message button to the right to activate translations.
    • The list shows the number of participants that will receive a translated message in each language. 
    • Note: Prior to sending your message, we highly recommend updating the language preference for all message recipients that have No preference set.
    • Optional: Preview the translated message. Click the back arrow to return to the composer screen.
  9. Select Send.mceclip3.png

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All participants that have a preferred language associated with their account will receive the message in their preferred language.

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Translated message examples

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