Google Translate turns 10

By GizBot Bureau
|

Google Translate - a free service that instantly translates words, phrases and web pages between English and over 100 other languages -- turned 10 on Friday.

Google Translate turns 10

 

"Our goal was to break language barriers and to make the world more accessible. Since then, we have grown from supporting two languages to 103 and from hundreds of users to hundreds of millions," Barak Turovsky, product lead of Google Translate, posted on Google's official blog.

Google Translate turns 10

Google Translate currently supports nine of India's 22 official languages. Voice search in Hindi and seven other Indian languages were launched in June 2014.

SEE ALSO: Make full use of Google Cardboard with these 5 Offbeat Apps

Visual translation from English to Hindi was added in July 2015. Sindhi was added to the mix earlier this year. Google made it possible to do a bilingual conversation on Translate.

In its journey of 10 years, Google Translate has helped people make connections by translation.

Turovsky said more than 500 million users were using Google Translate. The most common translations are between English and Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese and Indonesian.

Google Translate turns 10

 

The company is translating more than 100 billion words a day. In addition to common phrases like "I love you," people are looking for translations related to current events and trends.

SEE ALSO: Meet HP Chromebook 13: The best Chrome OS laptop yet that's bound to get you excited!

The Word Lens -- a feature that can instantly translates words into 28 languages -- is letting people read menus, street signs and more.

Source: IANS

Most Read Articles
Best Mobiles in India

Read More About: google news

Best Phones

Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
X