Translate your text
When Tap to Translate is on, you can copy text from any app on your Android device and translate it to another language.
- In any app with text that you can copy, select and copy the text you want to translate.
- Tap Translate . The copied text is sent to Google and instantly translated.
Turn Tap to Translate off
- Open the Translate app .
- At the top left, tap Menu Settings.
- Tap Tap to Translate.
- Uncheck Enable Tap to Translate.
Your text will be sent to Google for translation after you tap the Google Translate icon. Your text isn’t sent if you don't tap the icon.