Google Translate app for Android gets conversational skills

Google will start rolling out an update to its translation app – Google Translate – that will bring a new UI and add conversational abilities. Apart from the sleeker new look, the updated app will also get simpler and faster voice translation. Google Translate will also enable users to have conversations with others in different languages with live translation. All a user will have to do is hit the microphone button and speak in their language. Once done, rotating the phone would show the translation in a bigger font so that the other person can read that and hit the microphone and speak in their language to repeat the process and have a conversation.

The concept is very similar to Vocre, an iOS app, which BGR India had covered last year. The updated Google Translate app is not available on the Play Store yet but Google says it will be rolled out gradually in the next couple of days. You can download the app right now from here, which will be updated once the new version goes live.