Google adds automatic translation to Gmail

May 20, 2009
Visitors stand in front of Google logos at a fair in 2007. Google added automatic translation technology to Gmail on Tuesday, allowing users of its email service to translate messages in another language with a single mouse click.

Google added automatic translation technology to Gmail on Tuesday, allowing users of its email service to translate messages in another language with a single mouse click.

The Mountain View, California-based Internet giant said it had integrated its Google Translate program into Gmail, allowing automatic of messages in several dozen languages.

"When you receive an email in a language other than your own, Gmail will help you translate it into a language you can understand," Google said in a post on the company blog.

"If all parties are using , you can have entire conversations in multiple languages with each participant reading the messages in whatever is most comfortable for them," Google said.

Google has already made Google Translate available to provide automatic translations of entire Web pages or blogs.

(c) 2009 AFP

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