Live Transcribe for Google Translate is now rolling out to users globally

After it starts, users can pause and restart the transcript on the fly. Right now, this new transcribe feature works with support for any combination of the following eight languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

This text transcription is starting to reach Google Translate with an incredible improvement, and it is that the translator will not only be able to understand our voice and write it in text, but it will also be able to translate that text into another language instantly and automatically. So if you're traveling to a foreign land and don't know the local language you need not worry anymore as Google is here to help.

We have seen Google promising real time transcription for Google Translate for a while now and it is now starting to roll out to Android users. In this menu, we can choose a light and dark theme, in addition, to quickly changing the font size to make it more readable. But, until now, the transcriptions have struggled in longer form scenarios.

The new option will be available via a "Transcribe" prompt on Translate's main page.

According to The Verge, Google Translate's live transcription will not support the option to upload audio files at launch. Also, this is an Android-only feature for the time being, but Google plans to bring it to iOS in the future.

If you don't have the app on your device yet, you can download it from the link below.

The Mountain View giant says that the feature combines the AI goodness behind the new transcription feature in the Google Recorder app with its Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) in the cloud to enable the near real-time transcription and translation of audio.