Google to Add Automatic Translation to Gmail

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Gmail users, especially those having to deal with international business partners will soon have an easier way to simplify the language barrier. On Tuesday, Google announced that it was adding Automatic Message Translation to the popular email platform.

The integration of the service followed its previous availability in Gmail Labs, a testing ground for application developers. Meanwhile, Google discussed some of the feedback it received after making the feature available to users from Google Apps for Business.

“Some people just wanted to easily read newsletters from abroad. Another person wrote in telling us how he set up his mom’s Gmail to translate everything into her native language, thus saving countless explanatory phone calls (he thanked us profusely,” the company stated in a blog post regarding the matter.

The tech giant says all Gmail users will receive the feature as it’s unveiled within the next few days. While the addition of a translation option is new, it’s not the only change that’s soon to hit the email service. Google is also doing some minor title tweaking along with giving users the ability to mute threads.

Google initially unveiled its translation service all the way back in 2006. Since then, the company has worked to make it more prominently featured throughout its suite of services. For more information regarding the matter, view a blog post from Google here (gmailblog.blogspost.com).

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