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Google Introduces Message Translation for Gmail

May 20th, 2009 posted by · 3 Comments

Google Gmail Comic

Google announced on Tuesday the experimental integration of Google Translate technology into Gmail in a step towards automatic email translation between 41 global languages. The feature will appear within Gmail Labs as an experiment called “Message Translation”, and will be available to users around the world.

With Message Translation, Gmail users can conduct entire conversations in multiple languages, with each participant reading the messages in whatever language is most comfortable for them.

Google’s automatic translation technology also powers a number of other translation products and tools. For example, users can translate text, full webpages and even conduct searches in other languages using the Google Translate product on the web. In addition to translation on the web and translated search, users can also chat in real-time across language barriers using “Translation bots” within Gmail chat.

To enable Message Translation in Gmail, visit the Labs tab under Settings. Users without a Gmail account should visit to set up a new inbox.

Source: Google Blog

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  1. MLDina MyAvatars 0.2

    That could be really exciting, both personally and business-wise. Though it wouldn’t happen often, you may be able to pick up other languages informally via email.

    Also, this would bridge the gap for international affiliates wanting to communicate with multiple audiences. Thanks for the info!

  2. Bradley Nordstrom MyAvatars 0.2

    The pictures that you had on the post were awesome. ❗ 😎

  3. Nick Throlson MyAvatars 0.2

    Pics def made me laugh great post Chris, gotta love google just wish now they would fix up feedburner lol make it more google style.