Hola! Content Translation is Here

Bloomz Translation

As announced before, we’ve been working really hard to add great new functionality to our app on time for the new school year. And today, we are excited to let you know that Content Translation is here!

With Content Translation, posts made in a group or classroom will now have the option to be translated to your preferred language.  So, whether other people are posting in English, Spanish or any of the over 80 languages available, you will be able to communicate with them!

Best of all, Bloomz gives you the option to auto-translate these posts and comments, so every time you log into Bloomz, you will see the content you care about in the language you prefer.  One more thing to make your communication with parents much easier!

Bloomz Translation & Original

Here is how to set it up: users can select their preferred language by going to Settings (little cog on the left menu), then selecting Preferred Language (new users will be able to select this at signup).  Scroll down to find your preferred language.  You will notice that the Auto Translate option is automatically turned on after you select – and, you can always go back and change it.  (Tip: it will take a few minutes after you set your language to start showing in your feed)

Language Settings

The default language is English, so if you’re happy with how things have worked until now, you don’t need to change anything.  The app will automatically detect if someone posts in a different language than English and offer you the option to translate to English if you wish.  Who knows, this might be your opportunity to learn a new language! 🙂

Notice that this feature is currently only available for posts (updates, announcements and alerts) and comments.  We will soon add other types of content to this list.


24 thoughts on “Hola! Content Translation is Here

  1. Can parents who have signed up for text messages receive them in Spanish? I know they can view them in Spanish if they have the app, but I don’t see that option for texts.


    1. Hello Rachel, thanks for the note. Unfortunately this is not possible at this point, but it is something we are considering for future development. Please stay tuned!


    1. They are very good, we use Google Translate as the translation engine. Give it a try, you can open an account for free!


  2. I see that this post is from last year (August 2015), so I want to know if this information is still true or If a parent signs up for Bloomz and selects “Spanish” for their preferred language, will EVERYTHING they see on their phone be in Spanish? Posts, announcements, and MESSAGES from me? Mostly concerned with the messages. And if they type something to me in Spanish, it will be automatically translated back to English on my end, correct?


  3. Hello! I have used Bloomz for the past year and LOVE IT! I am wondering if any updates have been made to the translation piece since this post? I have tried to find some more info on the app, but I’m having difficulty. I’m not sure if it’s because I am the admin for my class or what. Any other information you can provide would be awesome so I can pass it along to the parents in my upcoming class.


      1. Messages are currently not translated, only posts, alerts, announcements, events and signups. Invitations are currently also only sent in English as the preferred language is set by the individual at account creation, however we do provide invitation letters in Spanish with the token code if that is helpful. Please let us know,


  4. Is it limited to only one preferential language at a time? I would use this prodominately for English to Spansh, but I also happen to have one family who speak Arabic.


    1. It is a personal setting, so your parents can choose the language they prefer and get content translated for them. You continue to post in English or your preferred language. Makes sense?


  5. I’m just learning how to use Bloomz. I understand that a parent can select a language preference but I am wondering if I can set a language preference for a particular student. For example, I’m having a hard time getting EL families to join the group because they can’t read the original message. Any suggestions?


    1. I send home the BLOOMZ note in Spanish. Our school is also fortunate enough to have a bilingual liason who contacts the families to help them through the process of joining BLOOMZ on their phones. I also make him the Room Parent of a Spanish subgroup, so families can communicate with him and vice versa through BLOOMZ. It takes extra work to get EL families signed up, but once they do, it’s GREAT!


  6. I see this post is from 2015, and the comments from 2017 state that messages are not translated. Are messages now translated for the 2018-19 school year? This is a key feature. Without the ability to translate messages, I will have to use another classroom communication app.


  7. Is this translation option obvious to those with parent accounts? Is it part of their set up? I just discovered it on accident while playing around with my settings and wish it was part of the set up options so I’d known earlier. If it’s not an obvious feature for parents, is there a parent info page, in various languages, that I may print and send home?


  8. I know parents can change their preferred settings to have posts translated into another language, but can they also translate a private message into another language?


  9. Do messages have the ability to be translated? And if so, is it part of the free plan or must parents pay extra for the translation feature.


    1. Yes, you can translate messages too. This is part of our Premium subscription though, however keep in mind that for teachers who upgrade to Premium, all the parents in their classroom inherit the premium features as well, so parents don’t need to pay as well.


      1. You don’t NEED TO, but you certainly can. If the teacher doesn’t upgrade and the parent wants to have the translation in the messaging window, then yes, they would probably want to upgrade.


      2. No problem. Keep in mind this is only for the messaging translations. Translations in the feed are provided in the free account/subscription.


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