A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich April16, 2015. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

Google introduced an update for its Google Translate app on July 30 to reinforce its translating services. The search engine giant has added 20 new languages to its video translation feature, besides making the app convenient for users who usually do not get access reliable Internet connections.

According to Financial Express, to get text translated, users just need to open the app, click on the camera and direct attention at the text which they intend to translate. By following this procees, users can see the text being translated to their preferred language. Google utilized the convolutional neural networks to create this technology, which does not depend on any Internet connection or cellular data. These updates are coming to both Android and iOS.

The upgrade will now allow the app to conduct visual translations in 37 languages by simply clicking the photos of the text and 27 languages through video recording. Voice conversations can also be translated in 32 different languages, reports Bidness Etc.

Google said in its official blog post, “We started out with seven languages—English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish—and today we're adding 20 more.” With this upgrade, users can now translate to and from English and Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. Users can also conduct one-way translations from English to Hindi and Thai.

Google Translate is mostly used in European and Asian countries. Around 95 per cent of the daily 100 billion translations are done outside the United States, indicating that this app is mostly used by people while travelling. With this upgrade, Google appears to aim at providing translation services to the less developed locations in the world. The search engine giant is working towards enhancing its technologies that can offer more languages.

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