Google Updated its 'Now on Tap' to Translate Text on Android Marshmallow

By: Erica Francis - Jul 11, 2016
References: theverge & lifehacker
Google's 'Now on Tap' service is about to get better. It is adding a new feature that can translate text almost instantly. Android Marshmallow users will no longer have to highlight sections of text and request a translation.

To access Now on Tap's translation feature, users have to hold down the home button on their phone and the entire page will be translated -- this includes pages with multiple languages. The translating service is not just limited to webpages, it is also available for foreign apps.

There is a limitation however -- 'Now on Tap' can only be used on phones that have one of the following languages set at its default: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. Hopefully, in time, Google will expand that list to include even more languages.