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Latest Google Translate update lets you translate languages from inside other apps

Users running Android 6.0 Marshmallow are now able to translate 90 different languages from within select applications, thanks to a recent update to Google Translate.

Published onOctober 6, 2015

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Google Translate is arguably one the most useful communication apps available on Android, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. If you have something you need to translate to another language, you’d normally need to open the Translate app, type out whatever it is you need translating, copy the text, and paste it in your desired application. Now that method of translating text will soon be no more, thanks to an update that’s rolling out to Google Translate.

Users running Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their devices will be able to translate text in 90 different languages right from within your favorite apps, such as TripAdvisor, WhatsApp and LinkedIn. All you need to do to get this feature to work is have Translate installed on your device. You can then go into any app compatible with this new feature, highlight and select the text you want to translate, and that’s basically it. The text will be translated in a pop up window, and you can choose to replace your text with the translated text from there. For clarification on this new feature, check out the GIF attached below:

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Google says that this feature is already enabled in apps that use Android text selection behavior. If a developer created a custom text selection behavior for their app, they can easily add the new feature if they’d like.

The update is now rolling out in the Play Store, but as noted before, you’ll need to be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the feature to work. Head to the link below to grab this new update!

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