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Feb 26, 2019

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New Feature: Language Detection

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We live in a world with an abundance of content. The news we read, the videos we watch, the podcasts we listen to… they all make up the network of content we consume on a daily basis. While the age of information definitely comes with its perks, it also has its drawbacks. One of these is noise. Noise occurs when you get bombarded with content that is not necessarily relevant to you. It can potentially distract you from what you are doing, which in turn leads to a dip in productivity. That’s why one of our main missions at Smarp is to get the right content to the right person at the right time.

One large contributor to noise is language. When you receive content in languages you don’t understand, it definitely has the potential to distract you. Once your organization become multinational and/or multilingual, it is to be expected that the number of languages you need to support broadens. Thus, in order to deliver the right content to any given individual, we wanted to be able to filter out the noise caused by language.

Language Detection

Introducing language detection! Language detection ensures that users have control over keeping the content they receive to languages that they understand. The way it works is simple: Smarp automatically detects the language that a post or piece of content is created in and displays it only to the users that have chosen to receive content in that language.

In some cases, some content may be relevant to all members of the organization regardless of the language it’s in. In these situations, Smarp admins will have the option to override the language detection and filtering and make content visible to all. This is especially useful for important company updates that are relevant for everyone.

We believe that language filtering will provide a simple and elegant way of reducing noise in the enterprise. It helps boost the effectiveness of your Smarp platform, which in turn allows your employees stay better engaged and informed as well as helps your business grow.


Language detection will be rolled out gradually over the next few weeks for our Enterprise customers. If you are already an Enterprise customer of ours, reach out to your Customer Success Manager for information on activating the feature.

And of course, if you and your organization aren’t yet using Smarp, click here and we’d be happy to give you a tour!

Written by

Aleksander Cardwell

Aleksander Cardwell

Product Marketing Manager

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