What's the Big Improvements in Google Translate?

Now, Android users no longer have to switch between apps to translate text – as everything can be done within any app. Google announced a new feature called “Tap to Translate” which enables a translation to pop up in whichever app you’re using, without the need to switch apps.

You can just copy the text of a chat, or comment in whichever app you’re using, and a translation will pop up right there — no need to switch apps.

As before now, you can only be able to translate a text by first going to the Google Translate app, and type in the text you want to translate in order to receive the meaning in a different language.

Google's "Tap to Translate" also works for all 103 of Translate App supported languages on any Android phone running Jellybean (4.2) and above.

Next on the list of big improvements, is Offline Mode which now works on iOS, and you'll need to download the package for any given language to be ready to do text translations whether you’re online or not, and it works with Tap to Translate.

Lastly, is the Word Lens in Chinese - Google's 29th language for instant visual translation, and it reads both to and from English, for both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. As with all Word Lens languages, it works offline.

It allows users translate a language by opening the app and holding their phone cameras to the text. Try it on menus, signs, packages, and other printed text.
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