Google is rolling out a new update for its Translate app for Android. Among other things, it adds a way to translate words from any app with just a tap.
First, say hello to Tap to Translate on Android. We know millions of you painstakingly copy-paste text between Google Translate and other apps. Now, you can just copy the text of a chat, comment, song lyric, etc. in whichever app you're using, and a translation will pop up right there—no need to switch apps.
In addition, the Word Lens feature, which lets users take a picture of printed text and then translates it, now supports Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Finally, the the language packs used for Translate's Offline Mode have been reduced in size by 90%.