Google Lets You Translate Text In 90 Languages Within Android Apps Like LinkedIn And WhatsApp


With the release of Android’s latest operating system, Marshmallow, tons of new functionality is going to be introduced over the next few weeks.

One of the more interesting new features rolling out now is the ability to translate text within popular Android apps like WhatsApp. That’s pretty huge if you only speak English and your friend only speaks Russian, for example.

Google announced the new feature today, which lets developers bake Google Translate right into their apps with a text-selection behavior.

It’s pretty sweet and I’m sure that we’ll see more apps rolling out with the functionality. Google mentions TripAdvisor, WhatsApp and LinkedIn to start. Travel, chat and business. Makes sense.