Google has just unveiled a Google Translate update. People who depend on Google Translate for interpreting and translating to and from other languages will be pleased to learn that Google will now save translate history into their accounts. This means all translations that a user makes or generates will be stored or attached to their account. Google will be able to retrieve these translations so that users do not have to translate repeatedly. In addition, users will be able to sync translations between multiple devices. This is possible because these translations are stored in Google accounts.
To access translation history, here is what users need to do:
- Login to Google account before conducting a translation
- Run a translation normally as one always would
- Retrieve translations on other devices in real-time
- Manage translations under My Activity section
- Add, delete or edit translations in the My Activity section
For Who is the new Google Translate update for?
This feature will prove to be a boon for those who travel often. It is also a gift for those who often converse with foreigners or work as travel agents. As businesses and corporate employees increasingly use Google Translate, the ramifications of this update could be enormous.
Important: Make backups of existing translations in the cache
However, there are a few issues that may create problems for users. Those who have cached translations in their devices may lose them forever. Before the change goes into effect, it is advisable to save all these translations so that they are available for later use. Google has begun to flash warning popups already. This means the changes may go live anytime soon. It may happen in the next few days or even weeks. This should be reason enough to make backups of translations stored in the cache.
Translating may change dramatically in the near future, thanks to AI and ML
As artificial intelligence and machine learning improve, translations will improve dramatically. Text to speech and emotion recognition may work well with translation technologies in the future. Over a period of time, the need to learn foreign languages may cease to exist, making communication seamless. This will also open up access to publications, journals, and books written in foreign languages. If translators and interpreters are worried, Google Translate seems to have no qualms about it whatsoever.