Now you can understand the language of any nation on your smartphone even if you are using any kind of application. Google has unveiled its new Tap to Translate feature for all of the Android applications. Now you can translate any sentence by just the tap of a button, without having to leave any app.
Hit any sentence that you want to translate; a pop-up will instantly appear, displaying the translation of the sentence or the paragraph. You can share the translated text with your friends.
“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,” says Google, in a blog post.
This feature will be very helpful for the people who use to chat with the foreigners and face difficulty while understanding the foreign language. The service works for all of the 103 languages including Urdu that are supported by the Google Translate app. It works on Android version 4.2 (Jellybean) and above.
After you install the latest version of the Translate app, it will ask for authorization to draw over other apps, depending on the version of Android you’re running. It does this because the new translation icon shows on the top of every other application. You can tap it to translate any paragraph or a sentence.
There are many translate applications available on the Play Store, but they do not allow the user to translate the text from anywhere on their smartphone. Google Translate’s Tap to Translate feature is one-of-its-kind service that will definitely help the users in learning the new languages.
Google claims that its Translate app is used by more than 500 million people around the world, and most of them live outside the U.S.
The company has also launched offline language packs for its iOS users. The users can download these packs and translate any language in the offline mode.