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Introducing Tap to Translate

August 24, 2019

Narrator: We’ve all been there. You have something in your phone
that you need to translate. Maybe it’s a text
from your coworkers, a YouTube comment, or a post from a friend, and you just need to know
what it says. But it’s actually a lot of steps
to translate it. You copy it, switch apps,
paste, translate, reply, switch back, and hit send. You do that with every message over and over and over. So we had an idea. What if,
instead of switching apps, Translate was accessible
from inside any app, so you could translate any text
right there? It’s something we’re calling
Tap to Translate, a feature
in the new Google Translate app. Here’s how it works. Say you’re chatting in WhatsApp. Maybe your roommates
all speak Hindi, but you don’t, and you’re wondering
what this is. Just copy the text
like you always do, and the translation appears
right up here. You can even hear how to say it. [phone speaks Hindi] Maybe you want to impress them
by replying in Hindi, so you type, “Let’s party!” You drop it in and hit send. There, you did it all
without switching apps. And of course
it works in any app anytime you copy text
you might want to translate. It works offline too, so if you don’t have
a connection at the moment, you can still translate stuff. Tap to Translate: get it with
the new Google Translate app for your Android phone.

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  • Reply Mark Adams October 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Ao party kare…

  • Reply Snehlatai Gohil October 15, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Kuttu Aata to translate in gujarati

  • Reply Murat. Yaray October 18, 2018 at 11:44 am


  • Reply Makkar Chouhan October 20, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Z hih too due

  • Reply Siva Siva October 23, 2018 at 8:28 am


  • Reply Prahlad Chauhan October 28, 2018 at 5:40 am


  • Reply Virendra Dimri November 9, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Chooti ki wajah meri Gand me dard ho raha hai.

  • Reply MD Helal November 10, 2018 at 9:26 am


  • Reply Ron Silvia November 16, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Works good 👍👍👍

  • Reply skyline77780 November 16, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Oh this video it showing me in these last day.. go to Google and translate. . Then copying it and past with damn legs in my phone.

  • Reply Ahmad nur Huda November 21, 2018 at 12:58 am


  • Reply n n November 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Rufi M. November 30, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    does not work??!!

  • Reply AT2_ ApekPutih02 December 1, 2018 at 7:35 am


  • Reply no December 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Who doesn't love this

  • Reply Elisio Clio December 4, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Porquê Iphone não tem? Android funciona toque ecrã automatico. ios não tem? sabes alguma coisa?

  • Reply Mohamed Iqbal December 11, 2018 at 7:24 am

    thanks for the clear instructions.

  • Reply moa boko December 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm


  • Reply Ronny Piña December 15, 2018 at 5:25 am

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    Ste a
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    Lma y mi corazon 😓💔

  • Reply FM Vehns December 16, 2018 at 12:40 pm


  • Reply Mr Mumtaz Mr Mumtaz December 19, 2018 at 4:17 am

    Good morning

  • Reply Dina Teresaserafim Teresa December 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Google têm bons tradutores é uma Google

  • Reply الحرية Freedom December 21, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Good 😙😙👍👍

  • Reply MH knowledge December 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm


  • Reply Marie Marie December 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my G O D. I DO THET!!!

  • Reply Marie Marie December 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    That's so cool!

  • Reply Mariano Delfino December 30, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    lady from video voice What if we want more of your privacy and instead of just getting the text you write on chrome, we actually read all your text inputs(that we already do from your keyboard, pshhh it's a "secret")but now from your clipboard and put a button on the top right corner to simulate that we only want to help you translate some text? Wouldn't that be awesome?

  • Reply Jahangir Aiam Jahangir Aiam January 6, 2019 at 7:13 am


  • Reply Farzad Khan January 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm


  • Reply Stay Win January 7, 2019 at 11:44 pm


  • Reply Taddy Bear January 11, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Is it safe to use #@Google_translator for private confidential information.

  • Reply asep01zan January 12, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Sub back 😂

  • Reply عباس السيد January 15, 2019 at 10:59 am


  • Reply Santianna Edwards January 15, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    You can just use Google translate

  • Reply PooTis TF2 January 20, 2019 at 10:19 am


  • Reply His Overcomer January 20, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I don't know why I appreciate google so much.

  • Reply Kim Gummi January 26, 2019 at 5:39 am

    No entendí ni mergas, pero por lo poco que entendí tengo que descargar una app xd

  • Reply Anjana Rajput January 27, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Not usable , when we touch any message and to to that copied booton, we see written 'message copied '

  • Reply Fernando Ando January 28, 2019 at 9:30 am

    No traduce sigue en inglés no ayuda pierde tie3

  • Reply Shifra Baila January 31, 2019 at 7:41 am

    DID NOT WORK, END OF STORY. No copy icon appeared in any of my other apps so could not copy to translate. I deleted the app 1 minute after downloading.

  • Reply Orma Nurov February 2, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Hello. As I was waiting for this function from the Google translator application. Finally it happened. Thank you

  • Reply Eilidh Ròs February 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Why doesn't the live chat have auto-translate? Come on, it's 2019!

  • Reply ADIT GAMING ATTA February 3, 2019 at 10:57 am

    My Name is Adit cloopad what is your Name yes my Name is fajar I'm not yer watering bay I'm no internet

  • Reply Prince Artgrel February 4, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Can't translate YouTube comments

  • Reply hakan sandal February 7, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Mükemmel bir şeymiş yaa.Arkadaşım hep çince yazıyordu bize sırrını çözmüş oldum. (-:

  • Reply Dheeraj Agrawal February 7, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    इसमे और शुद्धिकरण करे। This is International Hindi Language

  • Reply Xi滕Si涛 February 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm


  • Reply James Ryan February 19, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Do this for desktop and I'm in.

  • Reply Vladimir K February 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    It's 2019 and we still can't copy/translate text in most Android apps, including YouTube, eBay etc.

  • Reply เจ๋งทุ่งปู เมืองปูอ่อน March 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm


  • Reply Fat Paramotor Guy March 16, 2019 at 10:36 am

    iphone support please

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  • Reply SUPER MAN March 20, 2019 at 3:32 am


  • Reply AB Ab March 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm


  • Reply Theo Valentino March 27, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Now you can even type straight in a different language if you have a Google keyboard!

  • Reply P.kdora Dora March 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm


  • Reply FC PedpedTV March 31, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Very good

  • Reply ARIJIT MAITY April 2, 2019 at 2:34 am

    The text is heard in audio form, which is better if it is exported to audio

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  • Reply senior barista 87 April 14, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    how have icon in wassap lol

  • Reply GaChA bEaN April 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    دي حاجه روعه 👏👏👏⁦🇪🇬⁩

  • Reply David jasper April 17, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    small doctor

  • Reply David Argenal April 20, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I need this but for audio!!! On iOS

  • Reply Bunty Sharma April 25, 2019 at 3:30 am


  • Reply blueshadedred April 28, 2019 at 3:21 pm


  • Reply Milk Chocolate April 29, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    ok thanks

  • Reply jai36santosh April 30, 2019 at 5:18 am

    It is very nice thank you Google

  • Reply xDreamWolfx ლ May 5, 2019 at 11:52 am

    From what I heard,Google translate isn't exactly accurate is it? You might make yourself look dumb.

  • Reply Hi Bye May 9, 2019 at 2:55 am

    is there a way to make it work on ios?

  • Reply Himanshu Varshney May 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

    I am finding it after two years and I just realised I have an Iphone😐😐

  • Reply Yaditsa May 17, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Sangat membantu sekali, Thanks Google

  • Reply Brook Hong May 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    For those who like tap to translate when reading web pages, you may like

  • Reply gisela rodriques May 19, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I 😎

  • Reply JUAN CARLOS May 20, 2019 at 11:02 pm


    Una persona habla al micrófono, se convierte a texto,
    éste texto es traducido al texto deseado, el cual

    es leído por la lectora de texto a voz y el
    escucha puede oírlo en su idioma.

  • Reply حسين النظام May 30, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    What about iOS, is there any app similar?

  • Reply Daniel Waas May 31, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Does this not work for ios users

  • Reply lakhindar ghadai June 1, 2019 at 12:55 pm


  • Reply Irmãs Curly June 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I want an American friend to train my English! someone ,i'm Brasil

  • Reply Hemendra Sahu June 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    आओ पार्टी करें!

  • Reply Sidharth Yatish June 5, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    So… How to deal with transliteration?

  • Reply Sumi Aktar June 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm


  • Reply ღ NightcoreTzs193 [NCT] ღ June 15, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Verison apk?

  • Reply Ghada Alzuhaili June 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    What about videos and films

  • Reply DiGi Let's Inspire June 20, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Other.. others and others..

  • Reply Jakob Eklund June 21, 2019 at 12:07 pm

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  • Reply Natilluminati June 26, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    So they dont understand anything cause google translate succ

  • Reply Siyah Beyaz July 1, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Google translate %20 working

  • Reply អាសូ ម៉ែ July 5, 2019 at 3:02 am

    ខ្ញុំអណាស់បានក ម្នវិធីGoogleផ្តល់អក្សរខ្មែរព្រោះខ្ញុំអាចវាយរកទីតាំងក្នុងប្រទេសឬក្រៅប្រទេសបានស្រួល

  • Reply Sheeraz ali July 9, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Google majboor hai india ke aagy

  • Reply Osas Enabulele July 9, 2019 at 8:48 pm


  • Reply MindBurnt July 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    how to activate "Tap to Translate" ?

  • Reply Lan Thi July 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm


  • Reply ?liaa sees August 2, 2019 at 10:40 am

    iOS 😢

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  • Reply Betty Felix August 4, 2019 at 12:46 am

    en français

  • Reply sok bunheang August 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Why tap to translate on iPhone is not?

  • Reply Steven Trần August 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    How about Messenger ? I can't do it ?!!

  • Reply Alex P Thorn August 6, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    i installed both online and offline dictionary but doesnt seem to be working in whatsapp, im on a standard android which works with all other apps just fine


  • Reply shaun MAC August 7, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Doesnt work for the iphone XR

  • Reply Saskara •ID August 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Cara magic nyonya bito

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