Google pays attention to its main applications and periodically releases updates with new features and options, so it’s no surprise that Google Now on Tap has just received a new tool that’s surely useful for lots of people out there. The app now comes with instant translations, among other new features.

Google Now on Tap will allow Android Marshmallow users to translate text on any screen, regardless of whether it’s an app or a webpage. Google has pointed out that Chrome already has a translation feature, but the company wanted to provide the same functionality inside applications.

Users simply need to long-press the home button in order to activate Now on Tap and then tap the “Translate this screen” card. Translations are displayed instantly, and the default language is the one on the smartphone.

Google Now on Tap has received Discover section

The new translation feature can be used even with Google Maps, especially when users are searching for a particular restaurant and wish to read a review that might be in a different language than the one they know. The feature is currently available for phones set in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian.

This is not the only option that Google has introduced in the application, as the new Discover mode enables users to get access to things that interest them the most. The mode displays a list of links to videos, articles, and resources connected to the content that users are currently reading.

Last month, Google announced that it was introducing the search by image feature that allows users to find pictures based on a certain picture. Now, it seems that the company is expanding the feature to barcodes and QR codes.

This basically means that users will be able to search for scan barcodes and QR codes in order to get more information. The feature is especially useful when shopping, as additional details and user reviews can be found more easily.

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