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Unbabel Chat

Keep the conversation flowing

Our multilingual chat integrations enable you to respond to customer queries with total confidence, in near real time.

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Engage customers in any language on your preferred platforms

How it works

Our fully-integrated translation pipeline guarantees your customers will receive a native-quality reply in near-real time.

Inbound messages are automatically translated into your agent's preferred language

Your agent can craft a reply right away and hit send

Your customer receives a native-quality reply in near real time

Near real-time engagement

Full speed ahead

Your customers want their queries solved, fast. We deliver translations in near real time, so you don’t have to worry about awkward silences. Unbabel improves first-reply and handling time — and boosts CSAT.

Adaptive translation

Stay true to your brand

Don’t get lost in translation. Unbabel Chat helps you sound like a local — and like yourself — in any language, with human-edited translations that incorporate your brand’s style guides and custom glossaries.

Turbocharge the tools you know and love

Enter the next dimension of customer support without leaving your preferred chat platform.

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No matter what chat platform you use, you can get native-quality translation up and running fast.

Unbabel Interface

Translate your live chat with our fully scalable web-based platform. No coding, no training, no waiting — just quick, native-quality translation when you need it.

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Unbabel API

Make the world’s only native-quality translation pipeline a part of your workflow. Reach out to learn how you can integrate our Translation API into your chat platform, or discuss a custom-built integration.

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How does Unbabel work?

Unbabel is powered by a combination of Neural Machine Translation and a global network of bilingual speakers. Native speakers post-edit the MT outputs to match the quality of human-only translation, bringing you the best of both pure MT and pure professional translation. There is a complex system architecture in place to make all of this happen, incorporating state-of-the-art machine learning, proprietary data, and self-learning mechanisms that ensure increases in speed and quality over time.

What languages do you support?

We currently support 29 languages and dozens of language pairings between them. Depending on requirements and volumes, we are also able to open up custom language pairs on a per-customer basis.

How long do translations take?

Unbabel Chat enables you to read and reply to your customers within seconds. For inbound chat or social interaction, translations are delivered within seconds so agents can quickly understand the message. Outbound replies can be delivered either through our synchronous, MT-only chat pipeline, where translations can take a few seconds in our most popular language pairs, or through our asynchronous, fully integrated translation pipeline, where it can take a few minutes for your translated reply to reach customers in our most popular language pairs.

How do you ensure the quality of translations?

Unbabel ensures consistent translation quality through two key checkpoints — assessment of the quality of the work delivered to our customers, and assessment of the quality of the editors in our global community. We conduct weekly quality audits on delivered translations, which take into account accuracy (minimizing changes in intended meaning and additions or omissions of content); fluency (detecting grammatical and spelling errors to ensure intelligibility); and style (relating to formal vs. informal tone and compliance with customer instructions and glossaries). Additionally, we perform regular, ongoing evaluations of individual editors and continue to build and improve tools that boost their performance.

How do you handle the privacy and security of my customer communications?

Most of Unbabel’s customers are understandably very sensitive to issues of privacy and security, as their customer communications often contain personal identifiable information (PII) such as names, addresses, emails, credit card numbers, passwords, etc. We provide several layers of effective security and privacy mechanisms, including an anonymization process that removes these data from content before it enters our translation pipeline, replacing them immediately before delivery. Unbabel is fully compliant with the EU’s GDPR, and any customer may request signed agreements called Model Clauses or DPA (Data Protection Agreements) for assurance that their data is being safely processed.

How much does Unbabel cost?

Unbabel is a subscription-based translation service calibrated to your needs and data. We don’t charge per language, per word or per user — but rather by content type and volume. We believe pricing should reflect what you need, whether it’s multilingual customer service tickets, chat and FAQs, localized product listings, video subtitles, or something else.

Does Unbabel translate other types of content?

Unbabel’s “Translation as a Service” platform is ideally suited for high-volume “firehose” content types, but we are continually experimenting with new use cases and applications — particularly automated transcription, translation and subtitling of video content. We also occasionally are able to deliver large volumes of e-commerce product listings and search keywords for existing customers.

Does Unbabel work with my current platform?

We offer several integrations with the most popular CRM and chat platforms on the market, including Salesforce, Zendesk, Intercom, Helpshift, among others, so you can get more agile multilingual support straight out of the box. You will be ready to start engaging in multilingual chats within hours. Is the platform of your choice is not in our integration list? No problem. You can either integrate with our API or request a custom integration. If we determine that we are able to accommodate your request, we can get your multilingual support up and running within weeks.

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