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You Can Now Translate Languages Inside of Apps Thanks to Google Translate Update

Thanks to an update for Google Translate, users running Android 6.0 Marshmallow can now translate text from within applications. Previously, all translations would need to be done from within the dedicated Translate app, but now, apps that often feature languages other than English, such as LinkedIn and WhatsApp, can now be translated seamlessly. 

To perform a translation of text from within an app, simply highlight the text you want translated, choose which language you would like it translated to, and that’s it. Once selected, the text will then be translated in a pop up window via the Translate app.

As noted in Google’s post, this feature should work in most applications once updated, unless the developer created a custom text selection behavior. If that’s the case, this feature will not work and the developer will need to implement the standard Android text selection behavior.

The update is rolling out now to Google Play, so be sure to grab it if you are in fact running Android 6.0 on your device.

Check out Google’s GIFs below to see it in action.

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Via: Google
  • M C

    There an apk for this update ?

  • Genkidama

    Man I can’t wait for it on my Nexus 6…. oh wait it’s on my phone. Oh I can’t wait for it to be on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, oh wait, 3 – 6 months later…. Oh I can’t wait for it to be on my Note 5, oh wait 3 – 6 months later.. Oh I can’t wait for it to be on my Droid Turbo…. 6 – 9 months later… Oh I can’t wait for it to be on my Motorola X (2014)… Oh wait, I will never get it…

  • Keeb13r

    FYI that app icon is out of date. It’s a single folded “card” and features the Google G on it now.

    • Suicide_Note

      I bet you’re a lot of fun at parties.

  • David Becker

    This should also get added into Google On Tap!

  • Rich Robinson

    So wish I could highlight/copy info in the Facebook app….

    • David Becker

      Can you copy the text and paste it into the text entry area, then select it and translate it?

      • Rich Robinson

        No, the FB app doesn’t allow you to copy. You can go to FB on Chrome and copy there though…

    • azul

      Unless it has features that you can’t do without, check the “tinfoil for Facebook” app. It’s sort of aa wrapper for the site with a couple of exrta features.

    • Voltism

      funny how one of the richest companies in the world can’t make a halfway decent app…

  • Tony Spencer

    Will it work with Yandex?/s

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  • Man I can’t wait for Marshmallow on my Note 5

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Yes you can. Yes you will.

      • I should have it by December

        • PoisonApple31

          We will have Android Nutmeg on our Nexus devices by then!