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How to use Google Translate

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How to use Google Translate app

If you are wondering how to use google translate from smartphones and tablets, you should know that the famous translation service of “Big G” is available as a free application for both Android devices and iPhone / iPad. In addition to simple text translations, it also allows you to translate words in real time by framing them with the camera of your device and listening to the pronunciation of individual words.


How to translate with Google Translate


All you need to do to translator with google translate is to set the languages ​​of your interest, type the word or text to be translated and press the appropriate translation button.

To proceed, start the translator app, select the language of origin and target language through the appropriate drop-down menus and press on the item Touch to type the text (on iPhone and iPad it is Enter your text).

At this point, type the word or text to be translated in the appropriate field and, automatically, you will be able to view the translation on the screen. By pressing on the icon arrowyou will also be able to view some alternative translations and listen to the pronunciation of the word in the translated language (by pressing the icon megaphone).

Finally, I point out that, with Google Translate, selecting the option Freehand (Handwriting on iPhone and iPad) you can also enter the word to be translated by writing it by hand on the screen of your device.

How to use Google Voice Translate

Be your intention è use Google Voice Translate, start the application in question, press on the option Voice e fai tap sul pulsating Allow/OK, to allow the app to use your device's microphone.



Now if you have a device Android, tap on the option again Voice, say the word or phrase you want to translate and, automatically, the translation will be displayed on the screen. If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone / iPad, click on the option Voice, say the word / phrase of your interest and tap on the icon microphone, to stop recording and view the translation.

It will be useful to know that Google Translate also has a feature called Conversation which allows you to obtain the translation in real time of entire conversations, with the possibility of listening to the translation. To activate it, simply press on the item Conversation and start talking.

How to use Google Translate with photos

The mode Camera is among the most interesting features of Google Translate. By activating the function in question, you can frame any word to be translated with the camera of your device and view its translation on the screen. An Internet connection is required to be able to use it.

use Google Translate with photos, tap on the item Camera visible on the main screen of the app, press the button Continue and tap on the item Allow/OK, to allow Google Translate to use your device's camera.

With that done, make sure you've selected the option Snapshot and frame the text to be translated with the camera of your smartphone or tablet, to get the translation in real time. Alternatively, tap on the item Detect, frame the text of your interest, tap on white button and press on the item Select all, to automatically transcribe the framed text and obtain its translation.


How do you say? Do you want to translate text from an image available in your device's photo gallery? If so, log back into the feature Camera, click on the option Import, at the bottom right, and select the image of your interest. Then wait for the scan to finish and move your finger over the text you want to translate to view the translation. If, on the other hand, you want to translate all the text, click on the button Select all And that's it.


How to use Google Translate offline

use Google Translate offline you need to activate the function in question and download the languages ​​of your interest. By doing this, it is possible to obtain a translation even when an Internet connection is not available.

To use Google Translate offline, start the app in question and, if you have a device Android, tap the ☰ button located at the top left. Then select the option Offline translation, tap on the icon freccia rivolta verse il basso related to the languages ​​of your interest and tap the button Download, to start downloading.

If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone / iPad, tap on the item Settings visible in the menu located at the bottom and press on the option Offline translation, to view the languages ​​available in offline mode. To download a new language, tap the button +, tap on language of your interest (or enter the name in the field Search) and tap the button Download.


At this point, regardless of the device in your possession, all you have to do to use Google Translate in offline mode is to access the main screen of the app and type the word or text to be translated in the appropriate field, as I have indicated. in the previous lines.

Please note that it is possible to activate the offline mode of Google Translate even at the first start of the app in question. If so, just indicate yours Main language and language you translate from most frequently and put the check mark next to the item Offline translation, to download the languages ​​indicated.

How to use Google Translate on WhatsApp


If you are wondering if it is possible use Google Translate on WhatsApp, you will be glad to know that the answer is yes. In fact, if you have a device Android, the translator is integrated directly into the popular messaging application.

All you have to do is start Google Translate, press the ☰ button, top left, select the item Settings and press on the option Touch to translate. In the new screen that appears, move the toggle next to the option Attiva da OFF a ON, fai tap sul pulsating Attiva and move the lever next to the item Write to other apps da OFF a ON.

At this point, start WhatsApp, access the chat of your interest, make a long tap on the message to translate and select the option Copy. The Google Translate icon will automatically appear on the screen: tap on it to get the translation and also listen to its pronunciation.

You would also like to know how to use Google Translate on WhatsApp on iPhone? If so, you need to know that the Touch to translate of the Google translation service is not available on Apple devices. However, you can quickly translate as many messages as you want using the iOS / iPadOS context menu.

Start, therefore, WhatsApp, access the chat of your interest, make a long tap on the message to be translated and select the option Copy from the menu that opens, then long press on the icon Google translator on the home screen and, as soon as a menu with different functions appears on the screen, select the option Paste and translate, to start Google Translate and get the translation of the message you just copied.

How to use Google Translate on Facebook

The "Tap to translate" function of Google Translate that I told you about in the lines dedicated to the translation of messages on WhatsApp is not available on Facebook. The only solution to translate words and phrases published on the famous social network with Google Translate is to copy the text of your interest and paste it into the appropriate field of the Google translation app.

To get it on Android, just perform a long tap on the word you want to translate and select the option Copy text, then start Google translator, tap on the item Touch to type the text, do a long tap on the option Insert text e seleziona l'opzione Paste, to paste the text copied earlier and obtain the translation.

Su iPhone / iPad, instead, after copying the Facebook text of your interest, you can follow the same procedure indicated in the previous lines dedicated to the translation of WhatsApp messages.

Having said that, I would like to point out that Facebook has an automatic translation system, both of the posts of others and of its own content, which can be activated from the settings of your account. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to activate automatic translation on Facebook.

How to use Google Translate on a computer

use Google Translate from a computer, connected to the main page of the service, select the language of origin and target language and enter the text to be translated in the field Insert text, to automatically obtain the translation. If you wish, you can also click on the icon megaphone, to hear its pronunciation.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to use the dictation function of Google Translate which allows you to translate spoken words and phrases, press the icon of the microphone, say the sentence to be translated and click on the icon again microphone, to stop recording and view the translation (only available in supported browsers).

How do you say? Do you want to translate the content of a text document available on your computer? If so, you'll be pleased to know that you don't need to manually copy the content but that you can directly upload the file in question. To do this, click on the button Documents, tap on the item Search on your computer and select the file to translate, to start uploading. Once this is done, click on the button Translate, to obtain the transcription of the translation.

Regardless of the Google Translate feature you choose to get your translations, you should know that by pressing the icon of the star related to the translated text, you can save the translations of your interest. To do this, however, you need a Google account.

Finally, I would like to point out that Google Translate is integrated in Chrome and allows the complete translation of web pages written in a language other than the one selected in the settings of the browser in question. To activate this feature, start Chrome, click on the icon three dots, at the top right, select the item Settings from the menu that opens and, in the new screen displayed, press on the options Advanced e Languages. Now, click on the item Languages and move the toggle next to the option Allow to translate pages into languages ​​you don't know da OFF a ON.

At this point, all you have to do is access the Web page to be translated, click on the logo of Google translator visible near the address bar and press on the item options. Then choose the option Change languages, set the target language (ex. cityno) and click on your button Translate, to translate all the content on the page.

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