Google has built a robust set of tools to help people communicate more effectively around the world. The most well-known of the bunch is Google Translate, which is undoubtedly one of the most useful tools on the planet. Google’s efforts to keep the platform alive and thriving are commendable. The Alphabet-owned tech company is constantly integrating languages online for free through the translation app, as seen at I/O 2022. Translate now covers a whopping 133 languages, thanks to the addition of two dozen more languages at I/O 2022.
Google Translate now supports a total of 133 languages, thanks to the release of an additional 24 languages at Google I/O 2022.
When you bring in technologies like Google Lens, Google Search, and Gboard, you really start to realize just how far we have come. It’s incredible that we can now snap photographs with our smartphone on even the most basic Android phones but then just translate any text in them. Making these tools available for free opens them up to a much larger audience and allows them to be used on a variety of devices.
The variety of languages that Google Live Translate supports is currently relatively small. At I/O 2022, Google not only added 24 new languages to Translate, but it also expanded the amount of languages for Live Translate, amounting to ten. While an imperfect solution, it is still a solution. Hopefully, Google will continue to expand and improve language capabilities for both Google Translate and Live Translate as time goes on.