The Google Translate app for Android and iOS has been given a fresh update. In line with the earlier rumors, the update adds some of the most important features, including real time text and voice translation.

Simply tapping on the mic and selecting the language will allow you to speak in that language, while the Translate app will convert it into text into another language. Once detected, two people can engage in a conversation in their preferred language and both will get real time translations in their language.


The other useful feature is the word-lens which was brought last year by Google but has been made part of the Translate app only now. Using the camera on the phone, the Translate app will be able to translate whatever you’re pointing your camera at (if they’re words, that is) into your own language. This seems like something from the future but it isn’t. Currently, the app supports English to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, with more languages to be added in the future.

Grab the Translate app for Android and iOS from the links below. The updates haven’t gone live in the stores just yet, but should be there soon.

Translate – Android

Translate – iOS