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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 1, 2012

Translate Emails Automatically In Gmail!

Gmail today has announced an important feature: automatic email message translation. Google Translate product manager Jeff Chin announced the availability of the service through official blog post on Google blog. The service was available in the Gmail Labs and after some real-life testing, Google's engineers have decided to move the app into the real world, making it an integral part of Gmail.

Say you get an email in Chinese, you will see a 'Translate' button in the header area of your email. Click on that button and Gmail will begin translating your email in the language of your choice (the default will be the one you've set up in your account settings). If you don't need the translation service, you may simply turn it off in the account settings.

Those of you who love Chrome are already aware that Google Chrome browser offers translation whenever it finds a non-English page. The service works absolutely great and if I'm not mistaken is capable of translating the messages in Gmail as well, without needing a separate translator. The service of course users Google Translation tools in the backend. If you use this service, do share your opinion and thoughts with the rest of us through comments on this post.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • May 1, 2012
I think the google-chrome translate feature doesn't work for emails, that is why they developed this facility. Not sure though. Will check and report back here.

PS: Can anyone send me an email in a foreign language? โ˜•
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 1, 2012
AbraKaDabra
PS: Can anyone send me an email in a foreign language? โ˜•
Send me an email in Japanese and I'll find it out. ๐Ÿ˜

PS: I use Sparrow mail client that removes the pain of logging in to gmail. #LazyMe.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • May 1, 2012
AbraKaDabra
I think the google-chrome translate feature doesn't work for emails, that is why they developed this facility. Not sure though. Will check and report back here.

PS: Can anyone send me an email in a foreign language? โ˜•
The_Big_K
Send me an email in Japanese and I'll find it out. ๐Ÿ˜

PS: I use Sparrow mail client that removes the pain of logging in to gmail. #LazyMe.
Keep me in CC I too want to test this translate feature. ๐Ÿ˜€
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • May 2, 2012
I think I am using Gmail Translator for long time.๐Ÿ˜จ
when ever I got mail in hindi or some different language other than english, gmail asked me weather I want to translate or not.

The_Big_K Go to google translate and translate some english to japanese, copy paste in gmail and send it to yourself.๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜
https://translate.google.com

็ฎก็†่€…ใ“ใ‚“ใซใกใฏใ€ใŠๅ…ƒๆฐ—ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚๐Ÿ˜‰.

Edit:
It is showing as box but when you copy & paste its woking good.
Vivien.hugo
Vivien.hugo • May 2, 2012
ianoop
I think I am using Gmail Translator for long time.๐Ÿ˜จ
when ever I got mail in hindi or some different language other than english, gmail asked me weather I want to translate or not.

The_Big_K Go to google translate and translate some english to japanese, copy paste in gmail and send it to yourself.๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜
https://translate.google.com

็ฎก็†่€…ใ“ใ‚“ใซใกใฏใ€ใŠๅ…ƒๆฐ—ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚๐Ÿ˜‰.

Edit:
It is showing as box but when you copy & paste its woking good.
How about the translation? Is it good for reading? I only use translator for words translating since I use it to translate sentence, it always drives me crazy!
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • May 2, 2012
Google translate messes up the grammar (at least for Japanese). But its good for translating short phrases.
Sarbojit
Sarbojit • May 2, 2012
@Abra: It not only messes up Japanese grammar but also for Finnish and to some extent German.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • May 2, 2012
Sarbojit
@Abra: It not only messes up Japanese grammar but also for Finnish and to some extent German.
Indeed. It is not useful at all. They should definitely do a better job out of that service.
Sarbojit
Sarbojit • May 2, 2012
Good thing is that I know a bit of German but Finnish is nightmare (15 cases compared to English, just 2)

(Wonders how did Torvalds write Linux!!!)
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 2, 2012
Sarbojit : Good for you. But for the rest of us who're stuck with just 2-3 regular languages; Google Translate is a Godsend. But I just checked that Google Chrome didn't offer to translate email messages written in different language out of the box. I like the new facility in Gmail ๐Ÿ‘
Sarbojit
Sarbojit • May 2, 2012
I will verify this feature tonight itself.

Off topic: are you the one playing in CE channel of Youtube? Why don't we open a forum for Guitar/Music related stuff in CE?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 2, 2012
Sarbojit
I will verify this feature tonight itself.

Off topic: are you the one playing in CE channel of Youtube? Why don't we open a forum for Guitar/Music related stuff in CE?
Okay this is off-topic; but yeah that's me playing in all those videos. I had uploaded few videos online years ago.

The chit-chat section is all yours for everything.
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • May 2, 2012
products of google like maps and translate, they just created and let the users to enhance it.
In translate when you got a wrong result you can just modify the result and by this way it's being accurate more and more.
I remember that few years ago translate was just a mess but now improved much.
Like this way in google maps users make map using Google Map Maker and google moderators approve it to go on live.
I think google strategy is to offer free service, get free service (paste a ad) and earn money.๐Ÿ˜จ

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