Google Translate comes to some Android Apps

Google Translate is probably one of the most useful communication applications available on Android. But, that does not mean there is not room for improvement. By visiting a website in a foreign language in the Chrome browser on your Android smartphone, then the browser will offer translation in your preferred language. But, what happens when you launch a mobile application that has content in a foreign language? Nothing. Or, if you have something you need to translate into another language, you would normally have needed to open the application Translation, type what you want to translate, copy the text and paste it into your desired application .

Now, the method is simpler.

Google announced that Android 6.0 adds Google Translation support many applications, allowing you to translate the content into them in about 90 different languages.

Here’s how it works:

  • run a supported Application
  • select a portion of text you want to translate
  • choose “translate” in the context menu

For more information about this new feature, see the attached GIF below:

The translation is not automatic. First, you’ll need a device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Then you will need to have the Google Translate Android app installed on your smartphone. And finally, the feature only works in applications that default to detect the text selection within Android or have explicitly been the translation support.

Google says that popular applications such as TripAdvisor, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn are already supported.

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