How to use Google Assistant’s new translate feature

How to use Google Assistant’s new translate feature Google has extended the “Interpreter” mode on its Assistant to Home speakers and other third-party devices.

The “Interpreter” mode will help users have real-time conversations with compatible devices and also translates them into other languages. 

How to use Google Assistant’s new translate feature

Google announced Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant. This new feature for its AI-based voice assistant allows users to translate speech in real-time between supported languages.

Means Google showed off an interpreter mode on Google Home displays which let two people carry a conversation with Google Assistant as a translator. 

The first speaker can speak in their native language, and the voice assistant will translate it to a second language that can be understood by the listener.

Users can ask Assistant to “turn on interpreter mode” to invoke the feature on compatible devices and choose which languages they desire to use. 

How this interpreter mode on Google Assistant will help you?

How to use Google Assistant’s new translate feature

# The feature supports 26 international languages are – Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

# The function can be triggered by instructing Google Assistant to serve as the interpreter through a range of commands such as ‘Ok Google, be my Italian interpreter’ or ‘Help me speak Spanish’.

# While this feature may not be very useful to users that use smart speakers at home, it does make a lot of sense in a hotel kind of setup, where language can be a challenge. The feature, thus, was also piloted at several hotel concierge desks.

How to start this interpreter mode on Google Assistant?

How to use Google Assistant’s new translate feature

# Say “Ok Google.” 

# Say a command, like:

 – Be my Italian interpreter.

 – Help me speak Spanish. 

 – Interpret from Polish to Dutch.

 – Chinese interpreter. 

 – Turn on interpreter mode. 

# If you haven’t identified languages, choose which languages you want to use. 

# When you hear the tone, start speaking in either language. 

# You don’t have to alternate between languages for interprete mode to work. 

# To stop using interpreter mode, say a command like: Stop, Quit or Exit.

For the users who have a Smart Display, can see and hear the translated conversation. Google also announced that Google Assistant also comes to Google Maps.

Notably

If it’s not available on your Google Assistant device yet, it should arrive shortly in a firmware update.

You can’t use Google Assistant in Interpreter Mode on your smartphone when you’re traveling in other countries or when you want to talk with people when their native language is other than your own.

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