Google Translate gets Offline Mode Called 'Tap to Translate'


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Google's Translate app just got even better. They introduced a new feature called "Tap to Translate," and the main feature of this upgrade is that it helps users translate text while offline. Here's a quote from Google's blog on the new feature:

"First, say hello to Tap to Translate on Android. We know millions of you painstakingly copy-paste text between Google Translate and other apps. Now, you can just copy the text of a chat, comment, song lyric, etc. in whichever app you’re using, and a translation will pop up right there—no need to switch apps:

Watch the video to learn more [Above]. Tap to Translate works for all 103 of Google Translate’s languages on any Android phone running Jellybean (4.2) and above."

There are a few other cool features that have been added, including the aforementioned offline mode, as well as Word Lens in Chinese. Check out the source link for all the details, and be sure to check out the video above.

Source: Google