Google to roll out ''Tap to Translate'' feature on Android smartphones

Updated: May 12, 2016, 20:22 PM IST
Google to roll out ''Tap to Translate'' feature on Android smartphones

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Popular search engine giant Google surely knows how to keep its users happy by adding new feature to the site to make it more handy.

Recently, Google announced plans to soon roll out a new feature called 'Tap to Translate' on Android smartphones, eradicating the cumbersome task of copy-paste routine whenever people need to get their text translated.

Google said in a statement that with the help of this new feature, you will be able to select the text of a chat, comment or lyrics of a song in whichever app you're using and a translation will pop up right there, ending the need to switch apps.

The new feature will work for all 103 of Google Translate's languages on any Android phone operating on Jellybean (4.2) and higher.

Another feature called "Offline Mode" now works on iOS platform and joins Android in using small offline packages.

Google has also added a Filipino language pack, bringing total number of offline languages to 52.

With "Tap to Translate", Google hopes to improve the Google Translate experience for users.

Of over 500 million people who use Google Translate, most of the users are in India, Indonesia, Brazil and Thailand.

(With IANS inputs)