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How to translate instantly within WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

Google has launched a brand new feature for the official Google Translate app, which enables users to translate texts from within instant messenger services such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Tap to Translate is about revolutionize the way you communicate with your friends who speak a language different to your own, and allows you to translate your messages without leaving the app you’re currently using, in record time!


If you’ve received messages in a different language via WhatsApp or any other messenger for that matter before, you’ll know how time consuming it is to have to copy and paste a message into an external app to translate it (unless of course, you know the language).

With Tap to Translate, all you have to do is simply tap the message you wish to translate to get it in your language, as well as tap your own message to translate it for others to understand! It’s great if you’ve got a WhatsApp group for university or work that’s full of international members who tend to switch between languages during the conversations.

As it works within most apps, you’ll never get lost in translation again!

Check out the official video below to learn how to do it!

This feature is currently only available for Android. You can download Google Translate if you haven’t already right here.

Looking to brush up on your languages? Don’t miss these 5 free apps that’ll get you well on your way. 

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