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Live Translate

Learn how to use Live Translate on text messages, camera, Google Assistant, and Live Caption.


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With Live Translate, you can chat in 11 languages, interpret face-to-face conversations, and translate signs with the camera. Not available in all languages or countries or on all media or apps. Translation may not be instantaneous. Visit g.co/pixel/livetranslate for more information.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Enable Live Translate
• Use Live Translate on text messages
• Use the camera to translate
• Use Google Assistant to translate a conversation in a foreign language
• Use Live Caption when watching media in any language
 

Enable Live Translate

1. Swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then select the Settings icon Settings icon.

2. Scroll to and select System > Live Translate > Use Live Translate switch.

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3. Select Add a language, then select the Download icon next to the desired language.

Note: When prompted, select Add language to confirm. Once the language add-on has been downloaded, the language can be enabled or disabled by toggling the corresponding switch under the Translate from section on the Live Translate screen.

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4. Select Translate to, then select the desired option.

Note: Select Select language to confirm.

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Use Live Translate on text messages

1. From the home screen, select the Messages app Messages app.

2. Select the desired message thread. When the on-screen keyboard is active, select the Translate icon.
 
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2.  Select and hold the desired message, then select the Copy icon

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3. Paste the copied message into the Type here to translate field. The translated message will be displayed in the Text message field.
 
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Use the camera to translate

1. From the Camera app, swipe left to Modes then select Lens.

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2. Swipe right to access Translate. The camera will automatically detect any foreign languages and the live translation will be displayed on screen.

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Use Google Assistant to translate a conversation in a foreign language

1. Press and hold the Power/Lock button to launch Google Assistant. Tell the Google Assistant to "translate conversation".

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2. Select the Select Language dropdown, then select the desired option.

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3. Select the Microphone icon Microphone icon, then start talking. The translation will be displayed.

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Use Live Caption when watching media in any language

1. Swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then select the Settings icon Settings icon.

2. Select Sound & vibration > Live Caption > Use Live Caption switch.

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3. Scroll to and edit settings as desired.

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