In the first half of this year, Google announced the introduction of the Interpreter Mode, which was then launched in Google Home And the installed Smart Displays,media reported. Interpretation mode refers to the provision of voice translation services when the user is travelling overseas without knowing the local language. Now, the company announced that the feature will be available worldwide today for Android phones and iPhones.
Users need to say things like “Hey Google, be my German translation” or “Hey Google, help me speak Spanish” to start the feature. Google Assistant then slides onto a form and translates a conversation between the user’s native language and the target language. If the user is not sure what is acceptable response in a given situation, the feature can also provide an intelligent response to drive the conversation at the time.
If the user is in a quiet environment, they can use the keyboard to interpret mode or manually select the language that they want to speak out. Because this feature is integrated with Google Assistant, it is already available on Android phones, while iOS users need to download and install the latest version of Google Assistant from the App Store. Currently, the interpretation model supports 44 languages, including Arabic, Hindi and Russian.