Google's iOS keyboard can translate text into more than 100 languages

Doris Richards
March 17, 2019

Google has finally released an update for its Gboard app on iOS, which brings the translation support to the keyboard app.

Once you grab this new update, you'll notice a translate icon in the suggestion bar.

Download it here from App Store for free. The feature supports "all the languages supported by Google Translate".


Gboard already supports 685 languages for typing. Apart from the instant translation support, there are no other changes in the latest version of Gboard. The app will choose the familiar language to detect option that is set as default, however, users will be able to manually choose the languages they want to convert. The new feature enables iPhone and iPad owners to directly translate text-based messages without toggling to the separate Google Translate app, speeding up the entire process and decreasing disruption to ongoing conversations.

As Engadget points out, the same feature has been present on Gboard for Android since 2017, but it's taken until now to appear on iOS for some reason. The app had recently added support for Thai, Khmer, Lao, and Mongolian languages as well.

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