Translate text in other apps

You can translate text in other apps with the Google Translate app. Here's how:

When Tap to Translate is on, you can copy text from any app on your Android device and translate it to another language.

Note: Your text will be sent to Google for translation only after you tap the Google Translate icon. Your text isn’t sent if you don't tap the icon.

Use Tap to Translate

  1. In any app with text that you can copy, select and copy the text you want to translate.
  2. Tap Translate Translate app. The copied text is sent to Google and instantly translated.

Turn off Tap to Translate

  1. Open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Tap to Translate.
  4. Turn off Enable.
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