Google today hosted its ‘Live from Paris‘ event wherein the company announced a host of new updates and upgrades that it is bringing to Translate. The company today introduced a new contextual translation feature for Google Translate. In addition to that, it announced that it is redesigning its iOS app and bringing new gestures to the mix. Also Read – Google Maps gets glanceable directions, new EV-focused features and more
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What’s new in Google Translate?
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Google today announced that Translate will now give more contextual translation options with descriptions and varying examples to the users. The company will roll out this functionality in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish rolling out in the coming weeks.
“So, whether you’re trying to order bass for dinner, or play a bass during tonight’s jam session, you have the context you need to accurately translate and use the right turns of phrase, local idioms, or appropriate words depending on your intent…,” Google wrote in a post.
Redesigned iOS app
Google recently revamped the look and feel of its Android app. Today the company announced that it is bringing the same refresh look to its iOS app.
Google today announced that it has introduced new gestures in order to make Translate more accessible. The list includes the ability to select a language with fewer taps, holding the language button to quickly pick a recently used language with a swipe, and swiping down on the home screen text area to quickly bring up your recent translations.
More readable translations
Google is also making translation results more readable with features such as a dynamic font that automatically adjusts as text is typed in, alternate translations and dictionary definitions, which make it easier to explore different meanings.
On-device language expansion
Lastly, the company today announced that 33 additional languages are now available on-device in the Translate app. These languages include Basque, Corsican, Hawaiian, Hmong, Kurdish, Latin, Luxembourgish, Sundanese, Yiddish and Zulu, among others.
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