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Google can now translate 27 new languages instantly

Earlier this year, Google had said that it was working on increasing the number of languages it can translate instantly through its Google Translate app.

Today, the search-giant announced that it had added support for 20 languages for instant visual translating, increasing the total to 27 languages.

Although the app does still translate up to 37 languages by taking a photo of text and then downloading a translated language pack for each photo, the live visual translation feature doesn't require you to download anything.

You're only required to open the app, select the language you want text to be translated to, click on the camera button and then point it at whatever you're trying to translate.

The translation will show up on your screen within the visual context of what you're pointing at, without needing an internet connection - a plus when you're traveling.

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Previously, the app could only instantly translate to and from English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Google Translate's update will now include Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian for instant translations.

Google says the app will also allow you to do one-way translations from English to Hindi or Thai.

The update will be rolled out to Android and iOS over the next few days.




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This is awesome - my brother has a Polish wife and they've got a kid together; whenever I and other family members go to Poland to visit them (they don't want to travel with the kid to NL yet due to his age) we always feel a bit excluded from the conversation (she knows English - others there don't) - this app could do wonders.


Though, I do wonder just how effective this is in a real-world scenario (if it's actually ready for prime-time) - anyone here ever actually use it?


Thanks for the update, it's appreciated!

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