With the new update of Google Lens, foreign words in the photo taken can now be dynamically translated into the desired language without any intermediate steps. We’ve got the details.
This exciting new feature is available in the Google Lens Screenshot User Interface for devices running Android 11+. The Flip button will become visible in the screenshot and will quickly detect and translate the necessary text when clicked on it.
Google continues to publish innovations that should help maintain its dominance among its competitors. In addition to translating text, you can also copy the text in the screenshot, which can then be downloaded for offline access or shared in the Google Translate app or on social networks such as Twitter or Instagram. Users will also be able to download the existing language for offline access and quickly send the screenshot to the full Google Translate app.
There is no indication whether the new Google Lens Screenshot translation feature will also be available on Android 10 or lower, but we expect it to be available on Android 12 devices. The feature is integrated with the web version for more functionality.
Google Lens was first introduced at Google I/O 2017. It is an image recognition tool first integrated with Google Assistant on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Then in 2018, it was integrated with Google Photo for both Pixels and other Android devices. The app was released as a standalone app in the Play Store in June 2018, and as of January of this year, the app has recorded more than 500 million downloads.