Google Translate grows by two more language features

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As much as you may want to know multiple languages, not everyone does. Fortunately for the rest of us there are translation tools to help out and Google is one of the more popular ones, plus it’s available on multiple platforms.

Today Google rolls out new translation features, bringing English and German translations to Arabic via printed text — conversations were already available.

“To use instant visual translation, just open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text you need to translate. You’ll see the text transform from one language to another in real-time on your screen. And the best part? There’s no Internet connection or cell phone data needed”, claims Google. You will need to download a language pack if you want to use this.

In addition, iPad customers with split-screen capability can use this new feature as well. That means that when sending a text or email you’ll be able to see the translation to one side of the message. In fact, it even works with books and websites.

“To use instant visual translation, just open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text you need to translate. You’ll see the text transform from one language to another in real-time on your screen. And the best part? There’s no Internet connection or cell phone data needed”, concludes Google’s Barak Turovsky.

The new features should be available right away so try them out if you have need of this.

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