Translate speech & text on your Pixel phone

You can translate live text conversations and videos on your Pixel 6 and later. Learn how to ask the Google Assistant to translate your conversation with interpreter mode.

Turn on Live Translate

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap System and then Live Translate.
  3. Turn on Use Live Translate. By default, Live Translate will be on.
  4. Optional: To set a new default target language:
    1. Tap Translate to.
    2. Select a language.
    3. Tap Select Language.
  5. Optional: Add more source languages:
    1. Tap Add a language.
    2. Select a language.
    3. Tap Select Language.

Languages supported with Live Translate

  • Chat: AR, DA, DE, EN, ES, FA, FR, HI, IT, JP, KO, NL, PL, PT, RU, SV, TH, TR, VI, zh_CN, and zh-TW
  • Media: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, and JP
  • Interpreter Mode: DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, and JP

Translate text messages

When you turn on Live Translate, you can translate text messages on some chat apps. All translations take place on-device.

To switch between the original and your chosen language, tap the language bubble.

To update language preferences:

  1. Open a text conversation that’s in another language.
  2. Tap the translate chip.
  3. In the Drop-down Dropdown, update the translation languages.

To translate a single message:

  1. Open a text message that’s in another language.
  2. Touch and hold to select text.
  3. Tap Copy .
  4. Tap Translate copied text.

Tip: To translate the full page, tap the Drop-down menuDropdown and then Translate full page.

Translate text with your camera

You can translate text you find on things like menus and signs using your camera.

  1. Open your device's camera.
  2. Tap Camera and then Modes and then Lens and then Translate.
  3. Take a photo of the words you want to translate.

Translate captions on media

To switch caption languages on media like videos, podcasts, video calls, and audio messages, tap the live caption. To turn on live caption, press the volume button and tap Live Caption Live Caption Subtitles. Learn more about Live Caption.


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