Google Translate has rolled an array of features for iOS and Android that includes Tap to Translate (for Android), Offline Mode (for iOS) and Word Lens support for Chinese (for both iOS and Android).
The tech mogul has come up with a new update for its Translate app for Android, allowing users to instantly translate text within any app.
Does it sound familiar? The search engine giant released the same update last year as well, though at that time it was available only for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and worked with a few selected apps like TripAdvisor and WhatsApp. Now, devices running Android 4.2 or later can also make use of this amazing update within any app.
To get started, simply highlight the text you want to translate and tap the Translate button. Tap to Translate supports 103 languages; you can replace the highlighted text with the language that fit your needs. The text will be translated in a popup window. From there you can choose the language and translate it.
Besides Tap to Translate, Google has also introduced a new Offline Mode update for iOS that helps users to download languages for offline translation. The feature is pretty handy when you are not having reliable Internet connection. The update supports 52 languages. With each offline language users will require only 25MB of free space on their device.
Most notably, Google has also offered support for Chinese within its Word Lens Feature – for both iOS and Android. Using the feature, users can point a mobile’s camera at a printed text and check its augmented translation. So while travelling, if you are facing some kind of difficulty to understand a language – simply translate it via the Word Lens Feature.
Word Lens feature now supports both simplified and traditional Chinese. The feature supports 29 languages.
So translate anything where you need, whether in any app, offline or wherever you see Chinese using Google Translate.