How to translate a text in real time with Google on Android and iPhone

Gboard. (photo: GooglePlay)

Translate what is being typed into any language while writing on the virtual keyboard of iPhone either Android it is possible to do it without leaving the app in which it is being written, and without changing the keyboard. This is how Gboard works, the keyboard of Google that has integrated Google Translate for a long time.

Available for iPhone and Android, this virtual keyboard comes packed with additional functions to those that can usually be asked of a keyboard. Emojis, Google searches, stickers, custom themes and much more.

And one of these functions will help the user to understand if you communicate in multiple languages ​​through WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram either gmail, to give several examples. Plus, with all the benefits Google Translate has to offer, can be downloaded independently on an iPhone, iPad or Android or use directly from the web.

Translate a text into any language on Android, iPhone or iPad

To use the translation while typing with the Google keyboard, you just have to activate this option in Gboard. To do this you will have to have this keyboard activated and click on a field where you want to write.

At the top of the keyboard you have to press the menu functions. Among them, you can see the icon of the Google translator. You only have to indicate the source language and the target language. That is, in what language the user will write and in what language he wants to translate it while writing.


Thus, as the text is being written, a preview can be seen. By clicking on the preview you will see possible translation changes depending on the context or available synonyms.

When you are satisfied with the translation, click on Select and the translated text will appear in the corresponding field. In some cases, the text will appear directly translated and you can change the result if you want.

As mentioned in the first paragraphs of the article, it is available both in app store like in Google Play Store and it is a very practical and agile way of sending emails or messages in other languages ​​without leaving the application in which one is typing.

Gboard on iPhone.  (photo: iPhone News
Gboard on iPhone. (photo: iPhone News

Otherwise, to use this feature and Gboard, Google’s keyboard, Android 7 or higher is required; either iOS 9 or higher for iPhone or iPad.

And as for the Available languages, offers more than 100 languages ​​to translate, just like the stand-alone version of Google Translate. If you are going to use this function frequently, you can place it always in sight on your Google keyboard instead of having to tap on the dropdown.

This is how you can activate the magnifying glass on iPhone and Android

To activate the magnifying glass on an iPhone device, you have to go to ‘Accessibility’ from the menu of Settings and look for the option zoom.

You can also choose to reach this option in a more comfortable way by typing in the top bar of the main section.

With this option, you will turn magnifying glass on or off on iPhone. To access the magnifying glass, touch three fingers the screen and thus drag it anywhere on the screen.

Magnifying glass on iPhone.  (photo: Mag El Comercio)
Magnifying glass on iPhone. (photo: Mag El Comercio)

On the other hand, in Android there are different ways to activate the magnifying glass. Infobae leaves a few below:

– Using the accessibility button: activating the accessibility menu, you will have a new option on the screen for this menu. Simply click on the new icon that will be in that menu.

– Using the volume keys: the next way to activate the magnifying glass is by holding down the two volume keys.

– With a triple touch: you can additionally activate the magnifying glass by doing a triple tap on screen. This option can be less recommended. In applications such as games, it could open without being needed, and could weigh down the experience.

Magnifying glass on Android.  (photo: MovilZona)
Magnifying glass on Android. (photo: MovilZona)


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