Transcribe in Google Translate

The Translate app lets you translate in near real-time while someone speaks a different language. For example, you can translate a classroom lecture or speech.

Transcribe spoken words

You can use your Pixel Buds to get real-time translations.

Important: To use this feature, in your device settings, turn on microphone permissions for Google Translate.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. Tap Speak and then Transcribe .
    • If this button is disabled, the spoken language is not supported.
  3. At the bottom, choose the languages you want to translate to and from.

Use Transcribe

  • To change your font size: At the top, tap Settings Settings.
  • To specify the speaker's language and the translation language: Tap Speak below the desired language.​​​​​​
  • To stop or end a translation:
    • Stop: Tap the animated Speak button Pause.
    • End: Tap Back Back.

Save your transcript

  1. After you have finished transcribing: At the top, tap Save transcript Add to phrasebook.

Find saved transcripts

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app Translate app.
  2. At the top, tap Menu  and then Saved transcripts.
  3. To rename your transcript, tap Menu More and then Rename.

Select, copy & share your transcripts

  • To select text: In the transcript screen, touch, hold, and drag the text.
  • To select all the text in the transcript: Tap Select all.
  • To copy the selected text to the Android clipboard: Tap Copy.
  • To share text to other Android apps: Tap Share.

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