13 February 2020
Google Maps is undoubtedly the most feature-rich maps and navigation app available out there. It has a number of features that make navigation to a particular place and searching for nearby places faster and convenient. And now, it is receiving one new feature that will help Google Maps users traveling abroad or at any place where they don't know the local language.
Google has announced that a new Google Maps update will bring Google Translate integration for quick language translation access. It will simply speak out the name of the place in the local language so that you can communicate with locals easily. It can be helpful in various situations like asking your cab driver to go somewhere or asking for directions to a nearby place from someone.
All you will need to do is to search for the place on Google Maps and tap the speaker button. You will see the app speaking out the place's name aloud in the local language. If you would want to have further conversations with the person, there is an option that will take you straight to Google Translate application.
The app will analyze your phone's system language and the location of the place to determine what language needs to be translated to which one. It means if your phone's language is set to English and you are looking for a place in Tokyo, it will automatically show translation from English to Japanese.
Google has said that this new Maps feature will start rolling out to Android and iOS devices this month. It will support 50 languages in the beginning and more will be added in future updates.