Google Lens Automatically Translate Screenshots Now.
After some time of inactivity, Google lens has gotten a little bit of attention. A new feature has been added to the service that makes translation easier.
Google Lens can now automatically translation screenshots taken on the phone, according to 9to5Google.
Google has had the option to translate text taken on a picture, like a screenshot. You would have to go to the translate app in order to do this, then, import the picture and select the text to translate. It is a bit tedious though.
Android 11+ was where the feature was spotted. After a screenshot has been taken, a small preview will pop up on the bottom of the screen, with the options to share and edit the screenshot. If a foreign text appear on the screenshot, the translate option will appear. When you tap on it, the text will be translated with the screenshot on the screen.
A lot of time can be saved if you want to translate text on the screen that can’t be copied directly.
Google Lens Can Now Translate Screenshots to Texts
It isn’t certain if Google will have this feature installed in earlier versions of Android. Undoubtedly, I’ll be carried over to Android 12 but those running older versions will likely have to wait.
Google has recently integrated its lens into the web version of Google Photos. This makes transferring text from phone to computer easier. In Google Photos, if a text is detected in the picture, there will be a “Copy Text” option. It’ll copy the text to your computer’s clipboard.
Google Translate downloads has surpassed one billion.
This is a huge achievement for the company and with this, it shows that Google has developed a robust ecosystem of technology and services.