Google’s onscreen keyboard gets built-in translation

Mar

3

2017

oogle’s onscreen keyboard Gboard get a built-in translation. This allows users to translate text without opening a full Translate app. The function is in a published online beta of the app.

The Translate feature is accessed via a button on the toolbar at the top of Gboard. Then, the app asks permission to send input into the text to Google’s servers. According to Android Police this involves only input that users enter when using the translation feature.

Text that users enter is translated by the keyboard and then pasted into the text field that the user had selected. The function must make include faster and easier to chat in languages ​​that the user does not speak.

The function is in Gboard 6.1, a beta version of the keyboard. The appearance of the function in the beta indicates that Google’s built-in translation will introduce shortly in the stable version of the application. Gboard 6.1 can be installed from the Play Store tester to the app via this link . yet the function only works on Android and not iOS version of the app.

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