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How to use Google Translate without having the application installed

21 mayo, 2021

Among all the services it has been providing Google For more than ten years, few have been as useful as your translator. Because who has not ever looked for what an Internet page says, what the Chinese words on a label hide or what a sign in English means when we are abroad? Google Translate, or Google Translate, is a must-have tool. And the best thing is that it is already integrated into Android.

As you know, Google translate is also an Android app. This app works like a charm to carry out live translations or to know what any text says in dozens of languages, but you may not need to have it installed or, something that can also happen, you do not have space to download it. Well, we teach you to use most of its virtues without any installation.

Google Lens brings the integrated translator

Google translator

The Google search engine, an app that comes pre-installed on most Android devices (at least while they are certified by the company), includes numerous services, such as Google Lens. What do you want to know what buildings are in front of you? Just take a picture of it and Lens will tell you. In addition, it allows you translate any text around you, you can even translate a website.

Google Lens is used to identify objects, to translate texts and also to copy them

Google Lens is a service that uses Google’s artificial intelligence and neural networks to identify elements in images. As we want it to work as a translator, you only need to do the following to translate words written in another language into your language:

  • Open Google Assistant by holding down the Home button, saying “Ok, Google” or by clicking on its shortcut, if you have it installed.
  • Stop listening to the voice by clicking on the icon of the colored dots (bottom center) and click on the square with the dot, the icon on the left of the phone: it’s Google Lens. Additionally, you can install a shortcut to Lens itself to open it without first running Google Assistant.
  • Once in Lens, you will see that the camera opens and icons appear at the bottom. You must start the Google translator, the icon on the left.
  • Now you just have to point to whatever text you have in front of you: Lens will translate it into your language (you can choose it at the top or leave it automatic).
  • In the event that you want to translate a text that you already have in the gallery, or a web page, you just have to upload the photo to Lens by clicking on the corresponding image icon, at the top right. Lens will automatically detect the text and translate it.

Google Lens already translates texts, shows reviews of dishes in restaurants and recognizes objects in its latest beta

This way you can translate any text without the need to have Google translate installed. Now, you cannot manually write the words to be translated (unless you write them on a paper and take a photo), but for that there is another simple solution.

Direct access to the translator page

Google translator

What do you want to write the words to translate and not convert the texts already written into your language? You can create a shortcut to the google translate page: in this way, just one click on the icon will be enough to enter the translator directly. You can do it like this:

  • Open the Google Translate page on your phone.
  • Enter the menu of your web browser and look for the option “Add to home screen”.
  • Accept and you will have the direct access on your desktop.

Now just one click on the desktop icon to access the web version of the translator. In this way, and with the previous one from Lens, you cover most of the needs without installing anything on your phone: everything comes standard. Of course, it has a couple of drawbacks: you need an internet connection and you can’t translate using your voice. In the event that you need to cover these problems, you have no choice but to install the application.