Google has been rolling out product after product as the year winds down, it’s almost at though it doesn’t want the year to end. After the roll-out of smart speakers and displays earlier this year, Google’s interpreter real-time translation mode is finally coming to mobile.
The feature arrived globally on both iOS and Android platforms yesterday.
It functions alongside Assistant (Google’s Siri). Say something like, “Hey Google, be my French translator” or “Hey Google, help me speak Japanese,” and the feature launches, delivering to you a real-time translated script and audio. It also offers some Smart Replies much like Gmail to help the conversation flow.
The feature is now available in 44 languages (see full list), up from 29 that the smart displays/speakers offer. It’s integrated directly into the Google Assistant app, so no need to download an additional app. Enjoy your travelling abroad with this feature combined with the new Lens features.