If you receive a message in a language you can't read, Gmail can instantly translate it in just one click, giving you a general understanding of the message.
How does it work?
To see the original untranslated text, click View original message.
- Click the gear in the top right .
- Select Settings.
- In the "Language:" section, select a language in the "Display language" drop-down menu.
For example, let’s say you're prompted to translate a French message to English, but you’re also fluent in French. Just click on the Turn off for: French link.
For example, let’s say you received a Japanese email and clicked on Translate message. You'll now see a link that says, Always translate: Japanese. Clicking this link will ensure that all future Japanese messages will be automatically translated.
For example, let’s say you turned on automatic translation of Spanish messages. The next time you receive a Spanish message, click on the Don’t automatically translate for: Spanish link in the box to turn it off.
But don’t worry, you can always bring the box back by clicking the down arrow next to the reply button, then selecting Translate message.
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