Google is now taking another step in its mission to make communication easier and more accessible by adding Gmail translation to mobile devices. A feature that has been part of Gmail’s web version for years, translating emails into over 100 languages, will now be available within the Gmail mobile app.

What’s Changing?

Users of Gmail on both Android and iOS will soon be able to translate messages with the tap of a button. This native integration will allow users to simply select “Translate” on a dismissible banner and choose the preferred language. This user-friendly approach brings Gmail’s wide array of language capabilities to the fingertips of mobile users.

Who’s Impacted?

This change primarily affects end users, providing them with the ability to effortlessly read and understand a conversation in any language.

Why It Matters?

This update is a response to a highly requested feature that will greatly enhance the user’s ability to communicate across different languages. Whether for personal or business use, this addition to Gmail’s mobile platforms demonstrates Google’s commitment to breaking down language barriers.

How It Works

Adding Gmail translation to mobile devices

A new dismissible banner will appear when the content language of a message differs from the user’s Mail display language setting. Users will have control over the translation settings, including the ability to always translate or never translate specific languages.

Getting Started

For Android users, the feature will gradually roll out starting on August 8, 2023, while iOS users can expect to see it from August 21, 2023.

  • End Users: To translate a message, simply click the “Translate” option at the top of your email. Users have the flexibility to turn off this setting for specific languages or manually translate a message if needed.
  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.

For more details and assistance, users can visit the Help Center to learn more about translating Gmail messages.

Gmail: A Brief Overview

Gmail has grown to become one of the world’s most popular email services since its launch in 2004. With over 1.5 billion active users, it’s known for its large storage capacity, spam filtering, powerful search, labels, undo send feature, and integration with other Google Apps.

From 15 gigabytes of free storage space to a built-in chat feature, Gmail continues to innovate and offer a rich set of features tailored to both personal and business needs. Gmail’s mobile translation feature is set to make multilingual communication simpler and more accessible than ever.