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Google introduces Automatic Message Translation in Gmail

Written on:May 2, 2012
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The official Gmail blog says that Google’s popular email platform can automatically translate emails from one language to another.

The next time you receive a message in a language other than your own, just click on Translate message in the header at the top of the message,

 

 

and it will be instantly translated into your language:

“Did you ever dream about a future where your communications device could transcend language with ease? Well, that day is a lot closer. Back when we launched automatic message translation in Gmail Labs, we were curious to see how people would use it,” writes Jeff Chin, Product Manager, Google Translate.

“We heard immediately from Google Apps for Business users that this was a killer feature for working with local teams across the world. Some people just wanted to easily read newsletters from abroad. Another person wrote in telling us how he set up his mom’s Gmail to translate everything into her native language, thus saving countless explanatory phone calls (he thanked us profusely),” he adds.

If you’re bi-lingual and don’t need translation for that language, just click on Turn off for: [language]. Or if you’d like to automatically have messages in that language translated into your language, click Always Translate. If you accidentally turned off the message translation feature for a particular language, or don’t see the Translate message header on a message, click on the down arrow next to Reply at the top-right of the message pane and select the Translate message option in the drop-down.

In addition to the Automatic message translation in Gmail,Smart Mute and Title Tweaks also announced.

Title Tweaks
In Title Tweaks they have changed the text in the browser tab so that you can more easily see if you have new messages. The tab now reads “Inbox (20) – [email protected] – Gmail” instead of “Gmail – Inbox (20) – [email protected]

Smart Mute
Gmail is also receiving Smart Mute which moves “noisy” email threads out of the inbox.

 

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