Google starts rolling out interpreter mode to Google Assistant on iPhone, Android phones

Google Assistant’s interpreter mode helps users translate 44 languages which includes Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam among others.


  • Google had first introduced interpreter mode back at CES 2019.
  • Google has started rolling out interpreter mode on to Google Assistant.
  • This update is being rolled out on to Android phones and iPhones.

Google first introduced interpreter mode on to Google Assistant during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 back in January. A month later, the tech giant rolled out the interpreter mode on to select Google Home devices and smart displays. Now, nearly ten months later Google is finally bringing this uber cool technology on to smartphones.

Google in a blog post announced that it was bringing Google Assistant’s interpreter mode on to Android phones and iPhones (yes, you can use Google Assistant on iPhones!). “To give you even more help during your trip, the Assistant’s real-time translation feature, interpreter mode, is starting to roll out today on Assistant-enabled Android and iOS phones worldwide,” Google Assistant’s senior director or product management, Lilian Rincon wrote on the blog post.

For those of you who aren’t sure, Google Assistant’s interpreter mode acts as your personal translate by helping you translate a foreign language in real time. It gives users a real-time spoken and written translation to aid the conversation when they are travelling to places where the local langauge is not known to them.

As of now, Google Assistant can translate up to 44 languages, which includes nine Indian languages – Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Besides these, Google Assistant can also translate Vietnamese, Turkish, Thai, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Mandarin, German and Norwegian among others.

So how do you use Google Assistant’s interpreter mode? Well, the answer is really simple. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:

— First of all you need to ensure that you have Google Assistant on your smartphone. While Android phone users have Google Assistant on their phones by default. iPhone users will have to download the Google Assistant app on their smartphones.

— Now open Google Assistant on your iPhone or Android phone.

— Next, tell Google Assistant the language you want it to translate. You can say — “Hey Google, be my German translator” or “Hey Google, help me speak Spanish.”

— Now Google Assistant will detect the spoken language and translate it for you. You will see the results on the screen of your phone. Additionally, after each translation, Google Assistant may present Smart Replies to users suggesting respones without speaking.

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