Users will now be able to translate emails natively thanks to a new feature that Google has added to the Gmail app. The function, which was previously restricted to the online, is now being made available on Android and iOS smartphones.
According to a blog post by Google, “Our users have conveniently translated emails in Gmail on the web to over 100 languages for years.” We’re pleased to announce that the Gmail mobile app now includes a native translation feature, allowing you to interact in a variety of languages with ease.
A notification offer to translate the email to the user’s selected language is displayed at the top of the email when the function detects the language of the email’s content. The user can press on “Translate to English” to view the translated text, for instance, if an email is in Spanish and their preferred language is English.
Users can choose to never translate emails from a particular language again or ignore the banner if they don’t wish to translate the email. Additionally, users can modify their preferences for translation in the settings by choosing which languages they want to always translate or never translate.
How To Use The New Gmail Translate Feature
- Simply select “Translate” from the drop-down menu at the top of your email to translate a message.
- You can also choose not to use the translation feature, but Gmail will prompt you to do so if it notices that the email’s text is not in the default language.
- When you dismiss the Translate banner, a prompt asking you to “Don’t translate [language] again” will display. Click this to turn off the banner for that language.
- The three-dot menu contains a selection to manually translate the mail if the system is unable to detect another language.