Any project can be translated to another language using any of Google Translate's supported languages, and the tool has a powerful "last mile" translation option where native speakers can modify the auto-translated survey.

This video tutorial walks through creating an auto-translated version of your survey:

In the Project Admin area, go to the Settings tab in the top right. You'll see the Build Custom Link section on the right of the page. Here you can create custom links for content, e.g. surveys, in different languages. 

Note: When you create a custom link, it is a new link for a translated survey; the original link is not modified.

Step 1: Enter your unique shortcode. It is helpful to include the language your survey is translated in, in this case, Spanish.

Step 2: Ensure your shortcode does not contain spaces, that it is at least five characters and may not currently be in use. If any of these criteria are not met, the system will alert you. In the example below, the three green checkmarks indicate all criteria have been met.

Step 3: To create a custom link for a translated survey, select a language from the Default Language drop-down, e.g. Spanish.

*Optional: You can assign people who arrive at this link to a specific segment (group). You can assign them to an existing segment, or create a new one. This is helpful if, for the purpose of our example, you wanted to create a segment of Spanish-speaking users for a campaign. You can later segment the results to separate these users’ viewpoints from others. 

To create a segment, select Create New Segment from the Add visitors to segment drop-down menu. Type the name of your segment in the Segment Name text box that appears below.

Click Create Link!
This will create a custom URL to which you can redirect those users who want to view your survey in Spanish. You'll see the URL below. 

Tip: Click the Gears icon (circled in green above) to edit or tweak the automated Google translation, ensuring it is in line with what native speakers would expect. 

Now you can use this custom link to directyour customers to a language-specific version of your survey. You can do this multiple times for as many languages as you need. French, Russian, Japanese, you name it!

Note:  It will take a couple of seconds to translate your survey from the default language (English). 

You may also modify the automated translation using our "last mile" translation tools:
Using "Last Mile" translation to manually edit Google Translated Surveys and Pages 

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