12 October 2018
Google has announced that it’s bringing the Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology offline to Google Translate on devices. This means even you have no internet connection, the Google Translate will give you translation support using the NMT. No matter the device type, whether you’re on Android and iOS, the new facility is rolling out for all.
These offline translations will be really helpful if you’re traveling to the other countries and internet is working for you or you don’t want to use your cellular data for whatsoever reason. Each language set is just 35-45MB so they aren’t going to take much space on your phone downloaded once.
Now, to try out the offline translations, simply go to offline translation settings and tap the arrow next to the language name to download the package for the language. So, you will then be able to use the translation for that particular language when you’re not online.
Google has announced that the update is rolling out in 59 languages over the next few days but according to Engadget, the update is already available and according to 9to5Google, these languages are –
So, let’s commute more and don’t worry about the data as offline translation will still work for you. The offline translation facility is available via Microsoft Translator as well. The procedure works there the same way, you just need to download the language package and use it when you’re unable to connect to the internet.