Google Translate updates app to make communication faster
Google Translate is updating its mobile app to allow for easier communication via in-person conversations and printed text.
One new feature that is available on the new update is Word Lens. It lets you take a photo of a sign or any other printed text and instantly translates it into another language. Currently, the Word Lens feature only works for translations of English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Russian.
The second update is the real-time conversation translator feature. “Simply tap the mic to start speaking in a selected language, then tap the mic again, and the Google Translate app will automatically recognize which of the two languages are being spoken, letting you have a more fluid conversation,” Google said on its blog . “For the rest of the conversation, you won’t need to tap the mic again—it'll be ready as you need it.”
Both updates will be available to iOS and Android users.