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Google updates Assistant app with real-time translations

Google Assistant app for Android and iOS has been updated with a real-time translator, dubbed the Interpreter mode, which was released earlier this year in February to Assistant in Google Home devices and smart displays

The feature helps users have a back and forth talk with Google Assistant as if they were in conversation with someone speaking a foreign language. It can be a useful feature while travelling as it lets users translate across 44 languages — 15 more than the ones available on Assistant-enabled smart speakers, displays and clocks — on both Android and iOS.

The feature update has started to roll out on Assistant-enabled Android phones as well as for iOS devices worldwide.

To use the interpreter mode on a device, users need to say phrases like, “Hey Google, be my German translator” or “Hey Google, help me speak Spanish” and they’ll begin to see and hear the conversation on their phone.

The Assistant might also provide smart replies during the conversation to help users carry on with the conversation without needing to speak — making things faster. You can choose to type or talk to the Google Assistant through this real-time translations via interpreter mode.

“Whether you’re heading on a trip this holiday season, gearing up for international travel in the New Year, or simply want to communicate with family members who speak another language, interpreter mode is here to remove language barriers no matter where you are,” Google announced.

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Languages supported by Google Assistant’s Interpreter mode

At the time of writing this report, users can translate in real-time in these 44 languages via Google Assistant app on their phones and tablets.

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Burmese
  • Cambodian (also called Khmer)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Kannada
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Sinhala
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Sudanese
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

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