Google has a new update rolling out to the Instant Camera feature of the Google Translate app for Android users.
For the uninitiated, the Google Translate Instant Camera is a feature that lets users launch their Google Translate app and use the camera to point to text or a sign written in a certain language, which is then translated automatically to another language of your choice.
In the latest update, Google has added 60 more languages that users can translate from, among them Swahili. With this update, it’s now possible to translate from 88 languages to at least 105 languages.
With the help of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology, the Google Translate app will auto-detect the source language and instantly translate to your chosen language. According to the Big G, NMT tech will help reduce errors by 55% to 85% in certain language translations.
But a quick trial of the new feature doesn’t seem to produce the touted accuracy in certain instances, but we all know how poor Swahili translations can be from our experiences with Twitter and Netflix.
If you have installed Google Translate, be sure to update to the latest version in the Google Play Store via the link below to enjoy these goodies.