Google Translate celebrates tenth birthday with 500 million users

Google Translate is celebrating its tenth birthday today. Launched ten years ago, Google Translate was created with the aim to make it easier for people around the world to communicate with each other, despite their different lingual backgrounds. As of writing this, Google Translate supports over 100 languages and is used by over 500 million users.

According to official sources, the popular translations on Google Translate are between English and Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, and Indonesian. Morover, Google Translate is also by people for translations related to current events and trends.

To improve Google Translate Community, users also contributed a major par by providing feedback with about 3.5 million users have submitted close to 90 million contributions.

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The Word Lens, which is the core feature of Google Translate enables you to instantly translate menus, street signs in over 25 languages. Interestingly, Word Lens’s iOS and Android apps can be used offline as well.

As fasr as India is concerned, Google Translate is particularly useful for Indian users as it supports 9 out of the country’s 22 official languages.

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