Google’s “be together, not the same” campaign goes far beyond customization and a diverse crowd of devices. They extend this slogan to all their other services, and we simply can’t forget about Google Translate. It literally breaks one of the biggest barriers known to man – language.
The Search Giant has just released one of the most emotional Google Translate commercials we have seen, displaying how much this application has changed the way we communicate with others. They claim over 100 billion words are translated a day, with the most popular phrases being “how are you?”, “thank you” and “I love you”.
It’s a very sweet way to tell us that we have to look past the words that may hurt and divide us, and really focus on what an app like this can accomplish. It literally does bring people together. And it does so in a way that is very impressive.
Google Translate is among the most well-developed and full-featured translating apps around (arguably the best). Features like picture translation, offline support, handwriting support, and automatic voice translation are really outstanding. It’s literally like having a live translator, as it can speak out translated text.
My favorite feature is definitely Word Lens, which allows users to point at any real-life text with the camera and get a direct translation. The translated text will literally show up in your screen, live! It’s truly insane.
I know many of us rarely find a chance to really take advantage of Google Translate, save for those who travel often. I can say it has been a life-saver the few times I have taken advantage of it, though. It doesn’t surprise me to hear it is used so much.
How often do you guys use Google Translate? Is it an important part of your life? Let us know in the comments section. Those who still haven’t downloaded the app can do so by clicking through this link.