Google offers many ways to translate text on Android. This process is even easier and faster for Pixel 6 and 7 users thanks to Live Translate. In this guide, we will be more comprehensive by showing you how to instantly translate messages in Android 13 on any phone. Here’s what you need to do.
How to instantly translate messages on Android 13
The first step is to download and install the Google Translate app on your Android phone. If you already have the Translator app on your device, make sure it’s updated to the latest version.
- Install the Google Translate app on your phone and open it.
- Tap your profile picture in the upper right corner.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Translate by clicking.
- Turn on the switch that says Use translation on tap.
- Allow Google Translate to send you notifications.
- Enable the Show floating icon option and give the Translator app permission to view over other apps.
Now that you have everything ready, it’s time to start interpreting foreign texts! Simply go to any messaging app and copy the message you want to translate. Tap the Google Translate bubble and Google will instantly insert and translate the text for you.
Google Translate works instantly if you have a stable internet connection. If you translate a language on a regular basis, we strongly recommend that you go to the Google Translate app and download it to enable offline translations.
Pro Tips: All the other ways you can translate
As mentioned earlier, anyone with a Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 6, and 6 Pro can access instant translations much faster than the process described above. Since the Google Pixel 6 and 7 series have a live translation feature, users can enjoy translations in selected languages on the device, including text messages, apps, and many more.
Alternatively, Gboard has a built-in Translator. So if you don’t want to install another app, the Google keyboard is literally at your fingertips.
For faster access on any device, add the Google Translate widget to your desktop. There are two types of widgets that can be resized according to your preferences.
Then there’s also the very handy Google Lens, which allows you to scan images or translate camera footage in real-time.
Another smart translation trick is to take a screenshot and use Google Photos to translate the text if the app or website doesn’t allow you to copy the text.