Changes to the Bing Translator API

By Edouard on July 3, 2012

Microsoft is deprecating its current Bing Translator API in favour of a new API you can find on the Azure Marketplace. From now on, all new API tokens delivered by Microsoft aren’t compatible with the current implementation of Bing Translator in WebTranslateIt.

Today I released an update to WebTranslateIt to support the new Bing Translator API, so you can now use the new Bing Translator credentials delivered on the Azure Marketplace with WebTranslateIt.

Note that since the new Bing API use a new authentication mechanism, your older credentials aren’t compatible with the new Translator API either.

How to use it?

First, head over to WebTranslateIt’s documentation to learn how to get your new Bing Translator API credentials.

Once you have your Client ID and Client Secret tokens, go to your project settings and paste these credentials to the respective fields and that should be it.

I currently use the older version of Bing Translator API. Should I migrate to the new system?

Yes. I heard Microsoft will decommission their old API soon, so you should definitely migrate your project to the new Bing Translator API.

How much does it cost?

The new Bing Translator API is no longer free with unlimited access. They offer different plans, including a free plan depending on your usage.

Should you have any questions, please visit the support site and I will get right back to you. Thank you for using WebTranslateIt.