09 January 2020
Google Assistant has received a new feature that makes it a real-time translator and allows you to keep the two-way conversation going. This interpreter mode was available with Google’s other products – Google Home and Nest devices but missing out on the phones. It is interesting that Google has finally given a thought of making this basic and most-wanted feature available to the phones running Android or iOS as well.
It is going to be a very useful and handy feature if you’re traveling to a new country. You just have to say, “Hey Google, be my Spanish translator” and Google will help you out with quick translations that are both displayed on-screen and read-out-loud. The person on the other end can speak into our phone with the answer and thus you can keep your two-way conversation going without any hassle.
The interpreter mode will also serve Smart Replies below the translated phrase for quick conversations.
The real-time translator feature is the basic functionality that Google should have made available on the phones before. Nevertheless, we still welcome this feature and can’t wait to use it while roaming across countries.
The feature is rolling out for smartphones and it works across 44 languages. The Google Assistant comes in-built into Android phones and no separate app is required. For iOS, you simply need to download the Google Assistant app to try it out.
Google Assistant app | iOS | App Store, Free