Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode Brings Real-time Translation to Your Phone

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Google introduced interpreter mode on Google Assistant during the CES 2019 back in January and initially rolled it out to select Google Home devices. Now, the company is finally bringing this feature to smartphones.

Google announced in a blog post that it was bringing Assistant’s interpreter mode on Android phones and iPhones. “To give you even more help during your trip, the Assistant’s real-time translation feature, interpreter mode, is starting to roll out today on Assistant-enabled Android and iOS phones worldwide,” the company wrote in a blog post.

What is Interpreter Mode?

Google Assistant’s interpreter mode is like your personal translator that helps you translate a foreign language in real-time. The feature gives users a real-time spoken and written translation of supported languages to hep them conversing when they are traveling to places whose local language is unknown to them.

How to use it?

To use the interpreter mode in Google Assistant, you need to follow these simple steps:

First of all, make sure that your phone has Google Assistant. While Android phones already have Google Assistant by default, iPhone users will have to download the Google Assistant app.

Now, open Google Assistant on your phone and tell it the language you want it to translate. For example- You can say, “Hey Google, be my Spanish translator” or “Hey Google, help me speak Gujarati.”

Now, Google Assistant will translate the language for you. You can ask it anything in your language and it will translate it to the local language.

You will see the results on your phone’s screen. Moreover, after each translation, Google Assistant may also show you Smart Replies suggesting responses without speaking.

Currently, Google Assistant’s interpreter mode can translate up to 44 languages including nine Indian languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, etc and several foreign languages too.