Google Translate app's camera mode auto-detects languages

Google Translate camera tool gets support for another 60 languages

Google Translate instant camera translations get a massive boost

As the name itself says, it translates text in the preferred language that too in seconds, all you got to do is point the camera focus to the text. As long as you have the source set to "Detect language", the instant camera translation feature will automatically identify the language that needs to be translated. This is built into instant camera translations, which produces more accurate and natural translations and reduces errors by between 55pc and 85pc in certain language pairs, according to Google.

In a blog post today, Google outlined a few improvements specifically to the camera features in the app. These languages include Arabic, Hindi, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, Bengali and so on. From that selection, users will be able to output into over 100 languages.

However, when your device is connected to the internet, the feature uses that connection to produce higher quality translations.

The system works by using what Google calls Neural Machine Translation technology. It's a rather practical feature, but it's getting even better with a series of new additions.

The final major tweak is a visual change, as the search giant has tried to make the app more intuitive. Google says the update should go live for one percent of users, but everyone will have it in the coming weeks. Google points out that this is handy for travelling in areas where multiple languages are commonplace, and I'm sure you can think of more useful use cases for this feature.

If you've got a trip planed and you've never used Google Translate, we highly recommend installing it and downloading the local languages of where your visiting - it might help in a pinch.

A new look - Google said That it has reduced flickering, making the text more stable and easier to understand.

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