Google Translate app has been updated with the addition of a slew of features including offline translation to more Indian languages.
From today, the Google Translate app will let users in Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Urdu and Bengali to experience offline translations and instant visual translation in the preferred language. The offline translation is not new as it was already available for Hindi users. Now, the feature is expanding to the above-mentioned seven languages.
To use this offline translation feature, you need to download the language pack of the specific language that you want to use when you are connected to Wi-Fi. Later, you can use the language pack when you are on the go. The English language is embedded into these language packs by default. You just have to start translating offline between English and the language that you prefer.
The major feature that has been added to Google Translate is the Instant Visualization tool. This is available for all the seven languages mentioned above. With this feature, the app lets you use the camera model to snap a photo of the text in English and get the translation in your preferred language (any of the seven languages mentioned above). You can instantly translate the text using your camera.
In order to use this feature, you need to open the translate app and point your camera at a signboard or text in English and get the translated text in your language on the screen. In case, you are using Word Lens in the language for the first time, then you will be asked to download a translation file at first as the Word Lens will work offline.
The update to the Google Translate app will add support for to more languages in the conversion mode - Bengali and Tamil. The feature is already available in Hindi. The feature will let you have a bilingual conversation with someone via the app. All you need to do is tap the mic to start speaking in the selected language and tap again on the mic and the app will recognize the two languages that are spoken.