How To Use Google Translate From Camera: Translate Text

Google Translate now has a great feature that allows you to translate text on the fly. All you need is your camera on for the translation to work. The camera can automatically detect the language and translate it for you. It can also detect many other languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese and Russian. This is an excellent tool if you want to translate something simple or if you are travelling somewhere where English isn’t widely spoken.

They have updated the Google Translate feature so that you can now translate text in real-time through images with your phone’s camera more accurately. In this Guide, You are going to learn How To Use Google Translate From the Camera.

Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology is built into instant camera translations. This produces more accurate and natural translations, reducing errors by 55-85 percent in certain language pairs. And most of the languages can be downloaded onto your device, so that you can use the feature without an internet connection. However, when your device is connected to the internet, the feature uses that connection to produce higher quality translations.

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How To Use Google Translate From Camera

To use Google Translate from the camera, You need the latest version of the Google Translate app that is available on both Google and Apple App stores for free. Once you downloaded the app you can follow the steps mentioned below.

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  • Open the Google Translate app on your phone
  • Give the necessary permissions it required. Allow Google translate app to access to camera
  • Once you are on the home screen, select the input and output languages. If necessary Google Translate app will download the language. Once you finished
  • Tap on the camera icon bottom to the text input field
  • Point your camera to any text you are willing to translate
    • To take a new photo and translate any text it contains: At the bottom centre, tap Scan Scan.
    • To choose an existing photo to translate: At the bottom right, tap Import Import.
  • Use your finger to highlight the text you want to translate or tap Select all.
  • Google Translate will automatically translate the text.

List of languages supported To Use Google Translate From Camera

Afrikaans 
Albanian 
Arabic 
Azerbaijani 
Basque 
Belarusian 
Bengali 
Bosnian 
Bulgarian 
Catalan 
Cebuano 
Chichewa 
Chinese
Corsican 
Croatian 
Czech 
Danish 
Dutch 
English 
Esperanto 
Estonian 
Filipino 
Finnish 
French 
Frisian 
Galician 
German 
Greek 
Haitian Creole 
Hausa
Hawaiian 
Hindi 
Hmong 
Hungarian 
Icelandic 
Igbo 
Indonesian 
Irish 
Italian 
Japanese 
Javanese 
Kazakh 
Korean 
Kurdish 
Kyrgyz 
Latin 
Latvian 
Lithuanian 
Luxembourgish 
Macedonian 
Malagasy 
Malay 
Maltese 
Maori 
Marathi 
Mongolian 
Nepali 
Norwegian 
Pashto
Persian
Polish 
Portuguese 
Romanian 
Russian 
Samoan 
Scots Gaelic 
Serbian 
Sesotho 
Shona 
Sindhi 
Slovak 
Slovenian 
Somali 
Spanish 
Sundanese 
Swahili 
Swedish 
Tajik 
Thai 
Turkish 
Ukrainian 
Urdu 
Uzbek 
Vietnamese 
Welsh 
Xhosa 
Yoruba 
Zulu
 

So, this is how you can use Google Translate from the camera. Hope you find this tutorial helpful. For more tutorials, you can click the links below.

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