Google recently developed its splendid feature ‘Google Lens’, currently android user can translate offline. Since last year, Google was in the process of ameliorating its visual search tool so that users could perform translations without an internet connection.
To use this new feature, one needs to open the translate filter and click the ‘pairing’ pill underneath ‘Google Lens’ to open the ‘select language’ screen. On the first launch, one will notice a ‘Tap to download’ prompt highlighting a new button next to the most languages. After that, one will notice a checkmark that will appear on that main list once the download is complete.
Further, this offline lens feature works even before one hits the shutter button to capture a still shit and the results are overlaid on the live preview to preserve the context of what is being translated.
The offline translation is useful because one can use it in areas with limited data, for instance, if one is travelling, there are possibilities of reaching certain areas with limited data or no data especially in outskates. Offline translate in lens requires a new version of the Google application.
On the other hand, not all languages are available when one download offline language packs and also language packs require storage. Most language packs are between 40MB to 50MB. Google lens will indicate the exact download size of the language pack and also the amount of storage available in one’s device. Google will incite users to clear up storage to create more space for the App.