Google Translate’s New ‘Transcribe Mode’ Can Do Real-Time Transcription

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Ryazan, Russia - April 19, 2018 - Google Translate mobile app on the display of tablet PC

Google is soon going to launch a new feature dubbed ‘Transcribe Mode’ to increase the efficiency of Google Translate. This feature will be added in the Translate app for Android which will make it more human-like translator.

Transcribe Mode will arrive on the stable version of the Google Translate app in the second quarter of 2020. The company didn’t mention anything about introducing the feature in the iOS version of the app.

The transcribe mode has been created by Google to translate long speeches. As the reports say, the feature will work by recording live audio via phone’s microphone. Speculations are that Google will add the ability to work with audio files as well.

As reported by The Verge, the transcribe feature will review the sentences, correcting choice of words and adding punctuation. The transcribe mode will not be available online as Google says it would be difficult to perform real-time multilingual transcription. This is why the company has decided to do it on their servers instead of on-device.

According to CNET, the Transcribe mode is being tested in German, Spanish, and French. A few more languages will be added before the roll-out of the feature in the stable version. Google has not announced any official date for the launch of the feature but it will be released at the starting of the second quarter.

In 2019, Google introduced the interpreter mode in the Google Assistant which allows the people to speak back and forth in two different languages. The feature was previously available for only smart displays but a few days ago, the feature was introduced for smartphones as well.

Nishit Raghuwanshi

Nishit Raghuwanshi

A Journalism grad from Lucknow who loves writing tech news. Interested in the latest smartphones, apps, mobile gaming, and general tech. When he’s not busy covering tech developments, you can find him writing or performing rap somewhere in Delhi.
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