Google Translate will now work offline

Kramer Phillips By Kramer Phillips | 2 years ago

Google translate will now work offline, so users can now use the service at any time regardless of data or wifi availability. Google will still be using the Neural Machine Translation technology, which it implemented in late 2016. Since its introduction, the service has improved more than in the past 10 years combined. The technology works completely offline in 59 languages and is set to release this month.

With the implementation of NMT, translations are now done in sentences, rather than word by word. This helps improve the accuracy of the translation, as it is often difficult to translate things word for word and still maintain the meaning and intent of the original sentence.

This technology brings smoother sentences, and in fact paragraphs and articles to Google Translate. The system can continue to learn and improve over time. At its launch, NMT covered a third of native languages around the world, with more languages being added over time.

Beginning this month, NMT will work on both Android and iOS in 59 languages, and will run on lower powered devices as well. NMT will be available to all Android and iOS users in the next few weeks. As soon as they are available, users will be able to use the service offline.