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Download and use Google Translate

You can translate text, handwriting, photos and speech in over a hundred languages with the Google Translate app, or you can use Translate on the web.

Step 1: Download the Google Translate app

To get started, download the Google Translate app for Android.

Note: To translate images with your camera in all supported languages, your device needs to meet these requirements:

  • Dual-core CPU with ARMv7
  • Auto-focus camera

Note: To find out if your Nexus phone meets these requirements, check Nexus tech specs. If you’re using another Android phone, check your manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 2: Set up Google Translate

The first time you open Google Translate, you’ll be asked to choose your primary language and the language you translate most often. To pick from available languages, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.

To download both languages for offline use, leave "Translate offline" checked. If either language isn’t available for download, it will say "Not available offline."

Note: By default, you need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to download a language.

Use Google Translate on the web

You can also go to the Google Translate page to use Google Translate on the web.

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