Narrator: We've all been there.
You have something in your phone that you need to translate.
Maybe it's a text from your coworkers,
a YouTube comment,
or a post from a friend,
and you just need to know what it says.
But it's actually a lot of steps to translate it.
You copy it, switch apps, paste, translate, reply,
switch back, and hit send.
You do that with every message
over and over and over.
So we had an idea.
What if, instead of switching apps,
Translate was accessible from inside any app,
so you could translate any text right there?
It's something we're calling Tap to Translate,
a feature in the new Google Translate app.
Here's how it works.
Say you're chatting in WhatsApp.
Maybe your roommates all speak Hindi, but you don't,
and you're wondering what this is.
Just copy the text like you always do,
and the translation appears right up here.
You can even hear how to say it.
[phone speaks Hindi]
Maybe you want to impress them by replying in Hindi,
so you type, "Let's party!"
You drop it in and hit send.
There, you did it all without switching apps.
And of course it works in any app
anytime you copy text you might want to translate.
It works offline too,
so if you don't have a connection at the moment,
you can still translate stuff.
Tap to Translate: get it with the new Google Translate app
for your Android phone.