Translate text messages with Google Translate on Android

Translate text messages with Google Translate on Android

Google Translate is a useful app which not only allows translating phrases in the app but also to use the feature in all of the apps installed on your Android phone. Read on to learn how to translate SMS messages using Google Translate for Android.

How to translate SMS with Google Translate?

Luckily, all the apps on Android devices have the new build-in option: Tap to Translate. It’s a feature that lets you translate any phrase through Google Translate within other apps, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and any other.

To translate your SMS, just install the Google Translate application on your Android phone or update it if you already have it installed. Then,

Open the app and tap on the Menu (three horizontal lines) icon. Choose Settings > Tap to Translate and enable the option. You can also choose your preferred languages below.

Then, go to your SMS messages, highlight the text you’d like to translate and when the blue Google Translate icon appears, tap on it to quickly get the translation.

Other Apps to Translate SMS

If you don’t like Google Translate for any reason, you can also use other apps to translate your SMS messages quickly.

Translate SMS

Translate SMS is a handy and free app that can translate your messages into more than 40 languages. You can also use the pronounce feature to learn how to talk in a foreign language and improve your skills.

Chat Translator Keyboard

Chat Translator Keyboard is also a useful app that can be built-in to your SMS messenger and other instant messaging keyboards. It supports more than 6500 languages and has a user-friendly interface. To translate an SMS you just need to tap once on the message.

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