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Using Google Translate on Facebook Messenger | Utilities

You can use Google Translate on Facebook Messenger with a few steps. The Google Android app has a feature capable of translating texts from the mobile download area. The interesting "Tap to translate" function to instantly convert conversations into messengers such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. When you enable the function, the Google translation app icon appears on the screen whenever something is copied. Just tap the button to get translation without having to leave the app.

In the following tutorial, check out how to enable the Google Translate feature and use it to translate incoming messages in Facebook Messenger. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the tips also apply to other phones with the Google system. It is noteworthy that the function is not available for Apple iPhone (iOS).

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Learn how to use Google Translate to translate messages in Messenger Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoLearn how to use Google Translate to translate messages in Messenger Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Learn how to use Google Translate to translate messages in Messenger Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open Google Translate and tap the menu button in the upper left corner of the screen. Then tap "Settings". To perform the procedure you must be logged in with a Google account;

Access Google Translate settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraAccess Google Translate settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Access Google Translate settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Open "Tap to Translate" and enable the feature;

Turn on 'Tap to translate' on Google Translate Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraTurn on 'Tap to translate' on Google Translate Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Turn on 'Tap to translate' on Google Translate Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Tap "Enable" to confirm. The Android Settings app will open. There, you need to enable the "Allow overlapping other apps" option;

Let the translator override other apps on Android Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraLet the translator override other apps on Android Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Let the translator override other apps on Android Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. Access Facebook Messenger and locate the message you want to translate. Touch and hold your finger for a moment. Then go to "Copy" in the lower left corner of the screen;

Copy the message to be translated by Google Translate in Messenger Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraCopy the message to be translated by Google Translate in Messenger Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Copy the message to be translated by Google Translate in Messenger Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. The Google Translate icon will appear in the upper right corner of the screen. Tap on it to see the translation of the copied message. The source language will be set automatically. If you want to change it, just tap on the detected language. Finally, tap on the "X" to close the translation and return conversation.

Message translated by Google Translator displayed on Facebook Messenger conversation Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraMessage translated by Google Translator displayed on Facebook Messenger conversation Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Message translated by Google Translator displayed on Facebook Messenger conversation Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Ready. Take advantage of tips to quickly translate incoming messages in Facebook Messenger on Android.

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