While you navigate the internet, sometimes you just need to get something translated. And while Google Translate has worked to make that process easy in its own way over the years, mobile translation is getting even easier with the latest update.
Google has updated Translate to add a “Tap to Translate” feature, which will let you simply translate something on the go without having to jump in between apps. Once you copy a piece of text, you’ll see an option to select the Google Translate button. Tapping that will translate whatever text you’ve got highlighted, right from within that app.
Once the text has been translated, you can even hear how the original text is spoken, or hit “New Translation” to type out a new phrase if you so wish, which can then be translated into the original text, which will let you reply in a different language.
If you want to use the new Tap to Translate feature, you’ll need to be running an Android device running Jelly Bean 4.2 or higher. It works with all of the 103 different languages already supported by Google Translate.
That’s a pretty impressive addition, and should make quick translations even easier for those that use the service.