Google translator is often a very useful tool on our Android smartphones, as it helps us translate a foreign language in any context or situation. Sometimes, however, it is inconvenient to have to copy and paste the text into the app. For this purpose, the app is equipped with a practical function that allows us to perform translations without having to leave our app. In this guide, we will tell you how to use it.

Google Translate: how to translate text without copying and pasting it

The new feature called Touch to translate is a new feature recently added to the Google Translate app. This allows you to translate the text directly on the screen displayed even in offline mode. Activate it by following the steps below:

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  • Download the Google Translate app or update it to the latest version if already installed on your device;
  • Now open the app and go up Settings from the hamburger menu, then selecting Touch to translate and enabling the relative toggle.

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  • Since the feature works in the background, you’ll need to enable the option as well as Allow drawing on other apps when required.

How to use tap to translate with Google Translate

  • Open any app on which you want to make a translation and select the text;
  • While copying, you will see an icon Google Translate at the edge of the screen;
  • Touch the icon to bring up one small pop-up window with translated text;
  • You can copy the translated text to use it wherever you want or change the translation language directly from the small window.

As mentioned above, the Touch to translate can be perfectly used even offline however, to do this, you will need to have downloaded the language packs from the app. This will allow you to perform translations even without an internet connection available.