Google Translate’s Real-Time Translation Mode is Now Available On Android


A few months before, Google kicked off a new feature for Translate called “Continuous Translation.” This feature was also disclosed pubicly by the tech giant in January this and now, the company is rolling out this feature on Google Translate on Android. This feature is now called “Transcribe” which is already is in its rolling phase.

This new feature allows you to record speech in one language and translates what was said in the text of another language in real-time. According to some reports, this feature will be available to all users by the end of this week. 

At the initial stage, this feature on Google Translate will only eight languages – English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. In addition to that, the app is capable of translating freely between them.

To get this feature rolling out on your device, you have to update the Translate app to the latest version. Once you have updated to the latest version,  you can use the tool by tapping on the transcribe icon near the center of the interface. You’ll then need to select a source and target language. Now, you can use real-time translation. However, to get this feature running, you need to have an active internet connection on your device because this feature relies on Google’s Tensor Processing Units (TPUs).

As of now, this feature is only available on Android. However, Google did say it plans to bring it to iOS in the future. So, expect to see this feature in a while on iOS. 

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