Search giant Google has rolled out an update for its Google Translate app gets offline mode. The new update will enable translations even when the user is offline. The company revealed that in the year 2016 it implemented by Neural Machine Translation (NMT) in Google Translate in order to improve its accuracy in online translation. The company has now announced that it is bringing the same technology to its offline translations.
The offline mode will work for both Android users and iOS users and will function in the Google Translate app gets offline mode. The company said, “This means that the technology will run in the Google Translate apps directly on your Android device or iOS device, so that you can get high-quality translations even when you don’t have access to an internet connection.”
The new feature in Google Translate app gets offline mode works with the help of same neural machine translation. The only issue is that the translation files will take up a lot of space on your smartphone. The company added, “The neural system translates whole sentences at a time, rather than piece by piece. It uses broader context to help determine the most relevant translation, which it then rearranges and adjusts to sound more like a real person speaking with proper grammar. This makes translated paragraphs and articles a lot smoother and easier to read.
Here’s how to use it
For NMT offline translations, go to Google Translate app gets offline mode on Android or iOS. If you’ve used offline translations before, you’ll see a banner on your home screen which will take you to the right place to update your offline files. If not, go to your offline translation settings and tap the arrow next to the language name to download the package for that language. Now you’ll be ready to translate text whether you’re online or not.
The NMT update will be available in 59 languages this Google Translate app gets offline mode including Indian and European languages.