This cool feature has been out for a couple of years already. With just a couple of taps, you can instantly translate both your received and outgoing messages into any other language. No need to copy and paste them into another app, do the translation, and then go back to WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Did you ever do that? I remember doing it and it was a serious pain in the you know what.
So, here’s how it works:
- Download and install the Google Translate app for Android. (You’ll be prompted to choose the languages.)
- Open up the app and tap on the hamburger menu in the upper left.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Tap To Translate.
- Toggle Enable to on.
Now you should be able to translate any text within your Android device. Here’s how you do that:
- Open up either WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger and highlight and hold the text you want to translate. You should see a menu appear at the top. Tap the copy icon.
- After you copy the text to the clipboard the Google Translate icon will appear. Tap to translate it.
Now, the default setting is English. However, you can change that to whatever target language you want.
If you want to reply to someone in a language other than you’re own. Here’s how:
- Tap on New Translation and write your message.
- It will be automatically translated into the sender’s language.
- Just Copy and Paste to send it.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you did, please share it and leave me a comment!
WhatsApp Messenger is a communication app designed for smartphones that allows users to send messages through a wireless network or via 3G when a connection is available. Chat and send videos, images and audio notes to contacts (including international numbers) at no additional cost; customize the application and get notificed when someone sends you a message.