The Future Is Now: Google Unveils Word Lens

Jan 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm |

Language learning and translation has never been easier than Google is making it today, January 14.

The Google Translate free app is getting a new feature today called Word Lens, a seemingly magical, instantaneous visual word translator.

As you can see in the video below, the app will now be able to translate visual content in real time as seen through your camera lens. The most incredible part? You don’t even need internet connection.

The groundbreaking visual translations will be available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Russian through an update for Andriod and iOS. The other 73 languages available on the Google Translate app will still require the user to snap and submit a photo for translation.

This really would have come in handy back when you studied abroad! Just think about all the gross food you wouldn’t have accidentally ordered from menus you misunderstood…

This incredible new update for Google Translate will instantaneously translate visual content. You have to see this!