Google Now on Tap to allow text translation from any screen

The company also introduced a Discover feature that fetches articles and videos related to a topic they are viewing.

Published Date
08 - Jul - 2016
| Last Updated
08 - Jul - 2016
 
Google Now on Tap to allow text translation from any screen

Google introduced Now on Tap as part of Android Marshmallow, and now, has further expanded its capabilities. The feature will now give users the option to translate text from any screen, be it an app or a web page. When a user translates a screen using Now on Tap, the text will be translated to the language set on the device. The company notes that the feature will only be available for those who have set their phone’s language to English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian. 

Google also introduced a new feature called Discover in Now on Tap. This helps users discover more about topics viewed by the user by fetching articles and videos related to it. In its official blog, the company notes that Discover would be ideal for browsing and exploring topics instead of searching for anything in particular. Now on Tap will also let users scan barcodes and QR codes by pointing their camera at the code. Users will then get a set of cards related to that particular item such as user reviews. The company notes that the feature will work with packaged products, books, DVDs and so forth.

Last month, the company announced a similar feature where users can use the camera and get information about landmarks and other objects in real time.

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