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Google Translate App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2023

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Language SuggestionI just wanted to say that I love your app and use it on almost a daily basis since I live in a foreign country (Egypt, I’m from the US). But it is very difficult still to get good translations because you don’t have Egyptian Arabic in your app to translate from. It is very different from standard Arabic, since no one speaks standard Arabic, it’s only in articles and things like that. Most of the things I need translated are messages from Egyptian Arabic speaking people (doctors, my apartment buildings WhatsApp group, important conversations, etc) and the translation never makes sense in English because I have to use the standard Arabic option in the app. Please add Egyptian Arabic as a translation in your app because this is the most widely understood and used Arabic language…it would help a LOT!!!!.Version: 6.35.0

Needs ConvenienceI love google translate BUT I really wish the workflow was optimised. I would wager 90% of folk boot up the app to translate their clipboard or check a single word. Unfortunately I have to tap the text box, wait for the keyboard to slide up, tap again, wait for the context menu to fade in, tap paste, possibly change the language order, and tap Go. Not to mention if I want to copy too. That’s 6-8 steps! Please make it more convenient Google! (For all devices) Otherwise an incredibly useful service..Version: 5.16.0

What the hell where they thinking?The ew update is terrible, you killed the camera function and the app is extremely laggy. Before I couldn’t even open the app without it crashing. What were you guys smoking when you made the new update?! Useless app now, the Apple built in translator is better then whatever you made out of a good translator..Version: 6.32.0

Used to be great until recent updatesI used Google Translate for years, it was my lifeline in East Asia when I traveled there frequently for work. However, the newest update absolutely broke the most essential functionality of the app for me; instead of being able to quickly scan and upload the text from pictures or my camera, Google Lens now just plasters opaque boxes obnoxiously over the words that I want to read with its attempted translation. Now this might be fine for languages that use the Roman alphabet, but for languages like Chinese or Japanese the pronunciation of the words is half of the battle for ordering at restaurants or learning the language. And even worse, when you ask the app to give the original text, it translates it back to English instead of just giving the identified text! This is the kind of behavior that results in meme-worthy translations like turning "Star Wars" into "Backstroke of the West". This update completely guts the app of all the functionality it had for my use case and I will be switching to a different translator..Version: 6.40.0

AfrikaansYou should get a real Afrikaans speaker to give voice samples. I can’t hear the correct pronunciation on some words and phrases. Sometimes the computerized voice doesn’t even make the correct pronunciations, according to my South African in laws..Version: 5.23.0

UpdateIt's about time this receives an update. Translations could be a bit more accurate than they are right now..Version: 1.3.1

ShameIt works well when translating from a word you’ve typed in, but my goodness is the ‘picture’ translator awful. I tried it with Japanese which failed completely. I wanted to know what a term was, but it’s rather difficult to type out the Japanese term when the keyboard on the phone is different to that of the English layout. It’s definitely something that could be improved. That being said however, it does work superbly when translating a typed term.Version: 5.16.0

Needs multiple enhancementsFirst, the app only remembers like the last four or five languages you translated to/from. Please, let us keep 10+ recent languages in tue recent list. Second, I suggest you make them into small “pill” style buttons so they don’t have to be listed vertically, instead they can be shown one after the other, paragraph-style as colored buttons. I can click them easily and more can fit on the screen. Secondly, there is this problem where if you translate the word “le” from Italian to English, you get several alternate translations WITH A DETAILED EXPLANATORY PARAGRAPH IN ITALIAN. If I could read Italian why would I be translating from Italian to English?? And, to add frustration, you cannot COOY the Italian paragraph so that you can paste it into a translation tool to read it in English. Come on. I don’t know why this app has close to five stars, it’s very old and stale, and has that joyless, un-human, engineering/Google-design experience. Worse than joyless it’s just not a great user experience design as far as usability. Two stars..Version: 6.45.1

Why fix it of it ain't broke?I REALLY don't like what you guys - the people who created Google Translate- have done in the latest so-called update! I used to be able to see more if the previous phrases that I had translated - now the screen shows only one previous translation underneath - not helpful!! We do not need a big screen to type things in - the new screen is way too big. Please change it back. I'm looking for another translator!.Version: 2.0.0

Japanese to English is just laughableI use Google for translating German lieder and Italian operatic arias I am working on into English. Translations are fair to poor. But since I started living part time in Japan, I tried using it to translate Japanese Emails to English. I am moderately fluent in Japanese. The results were hilariously bad. For example katakana “kare” which can be translated as he, curry, boyfriend, etc. is always translated as curry, even though from the context it obviously means boyfriend. My name is Bill, this is katakana “biru” in Japanese but is translated as building in English, even when it is followed by “san” in which case it is obviously a name. Japanese sentences generally omit personal pronouns, which must be supplied in English translations. These are usually obvious from the context, but apparently not to Google’s algorithms, which almost always guess wrong. I can’t believe that ten years into the age of AI, Google translate could be so bad. It makes one wonder about other AI apps, such as self-driving cars..Version: 5.23.0

Not very useful in real time/ Real lifeI have to screenshot everything go to translate google translate upload pictures wait four minutes for it to scan just wanted to translate every conversation I have with somebody text message iMessage Facebook what’s appPlease upgrade this somehow so to work on other pages you say you’re associated with Facebook but you were not very helpful this app does not work very well with my iPhone XAnd yes I have the latest update my Samsung a10 S has these features where it will translate where I don’t have to screenshot and drag... I do believe no one will see this because they won’t show negative where is your views views.Version: 6.10.0

Google TeamDear Google team, After using this app for a while I wanted to let you know that both the Russian language and the Armenian language need a lot of work. Not only does it not translate properly it seems to make it up as it goes insofar that mixes Latin letters with Russian and Armenian letters in the said translation. Some sentences are literally gibberish as in nonsense. As far as grammar is concerned it is a disaster. I shan’t mention punctuation as it’s nonexistent. Instead of helping to translate what it inevitably does is create more work, unnecessary work. I am really disappointed that the entire Google team cannot find a single Russian and Armenian in the United States to help program this app. I find this app absolutely useless and therefore I’m going to stop using it. I hope that you’re going to pay attention to this utter failure and fix the many issues within the performance of this app. The premise is good the delivery however is not. Sincerely disappointed, E.A..Version: 6.14.0

Glitchy!!It’s a great app but lately it’s been constantly freezing on me and it can’t be my phone but it’s new. It can get slow but other than that it’s been good..Version: 6.50.1

Ruined image translationThey've replaced the google instant image translate with lens which is absolutely one of the worse things to ever exist in this apps history. It's difficult to translate text on an image because they separate each new line of text, on the image, with a new line for that text; it doesn't form complete sentences. For example- translating languages with different grammar will be incorrect due to it not putting the sentences together. Maybe if they add a "draw" feature like before, and didn't give you new lines of each new translated sentences, it would be better than the old one. But for now it's one of the most frustrating things; to have to form the sentences manually, and selecting the initial text is also a nightmare because you have to exit the lens and back into the returned text to copy the original text, if that's what you're looking for like me. Me and a bunch of other people are not happy with this new feature, would you enable us to use the old feature, or at least go through the effort to implement those old features into lens? I'm willing to wait as long as it takes for us to get those old features back..Version: 6.29.0

Good until it recently went slowThis app has been very useful and is more accurate than Facebook translate, especially in translating from Thai. But for the past month it has taken ages to load, change language or enable text to be pasted into the window for translation. The waits can be as long as a minute. Previously this app had been usable during live conversation, but not any more since this glitch. I have the latest version installed, so maybe it is a flaw in that update. Please solve this Google..Version: 6.36.0

ABSOLUTELY HATE THE NEW SCAN FUNCTION!I once loved Google translate, BUT they've "upgraded" their scan function. Instead of being better, it's worse. In the past, I could highlight the actual foreign word, and see if the system spelled it the same or gave a misspelling. Now, the program shows the English translation over the words, and you need to "send to translate home", and then figure out if the foreign word is in the correct location of the sentence (a needless hassle that before the "upgrade" I didn't have to deal with word re-arrangement), why couldn't things couldn't be left easy. A upgrade to a machine doesn't make everything better, this is one of those instances that the scan function should have been left alone. If you have NOT upgraded/updated your google translate, I implore you to think before you do. DON'T DO IT!!.Version: 6.31.0

You are more likely to read 1* reviews. I actually enjoy your appThe part of the app i am pointing towards is within the voice or conversation modes. Specifically i am talking about the amount of time set between the last spoken word and the apps decision to begin translation. The current time setting is too short to allow for various linguistic traits and a setting to allow for either extending or shortening this specific time period would make the app a lot more user friendly. Currently both pausing for thought and telling a joke with any level of comedy timing is impossible. On the power of jokes alone this should be something you should consider looking into..Version: 6.12

Still useful despite Google’s creeping monetization efforts and unwelcome Lens implementationThe good parts: I still use the app fairly often for casual translations. I appreciate the ingenuity and effort that went into its creation, the offline dictionary feature is great when traveling, and I like that it’s free. However. The Google Lens refit is a disappointment. It was added without choice or warning. It worsened some convenient image translation features, it’s buggy and slow… and now we’re probably stuck with it. As for that “free” part… I also don’t like that it’s now *required* to store translation data in the cloud — contingent on accepting a broader set of privacy permissions — that Google is likely hoping you’ll tap through so that it can further cash in on your web activities. To that I say, no thank you. All of this for a relatively small amount of data that it could just as easily offer to store on your local device..Version: 6.46.0

DowngradeThe new update removed the button to translate pictures in your gallery? Super downgrade.Version: 6.27.0

Please update for iPhone5It's a good application but It will be better if you adjust a screen size of this application for iPhone5..Version: 1.3.1

Thank youThank you.Version: 6.49

So badSo slow too much is slow.Version: 6.50.1

Not validOk so I went into this app wanting to know some Japanese words(I’m still learning Japanese) and then when I write something it is not right at all I know this because when I swap the words and then swap the words back it is COMPLETELY different, some of the words are correct, but I do not recommend this app if you are texting a person that speaks a different language..Version: 6.22.0

The new update ruined a great tool to help learn ChineseSo, I’ve been learning Chinese for a few years now, and one of the most useful features has been the camera mode in Google Translate. When you learn a new character in Chinese, if you don’t know the pronunciation, it can be difficult to search up. Google Translate for full sentences in Chinese has always been iffy, so I usually found it most helpful to select “Camera” mode (instead of instant translation), SELECT THE COUPLE CHARACTERS I DIDN’T KNOW, and get the pinyin and English translation. But the update got rid of the ability to take the picture before translating, which makes it more difficult to find the characters I’m trying to learn. On top of that, when I click on the translation to learn the pinyin of the words (since the pronunciation doesn’t show in the preview) - it will TRANSLATE THE ENGLISH BACK INTO CHINESE TO GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT CHARACTER WITH THE “SAME” MEANING. The pinyin is very important so I can type the character and not have to rely on using a picture to translate in the future, but Googles update makes this impossible since you don’t get the original characters pinyin unless the “translation” back to Chinese gives you the same characters. Overall, a super infuriating update that ruined this app..Version: 6.36.0

Latest update with Google Lens rendered in useable.This app used to be simple and easy to use. With the introduction of the Google Lens you can’t disable on the app, scanning text for translations has made this useless. It wasn’t broken. So don’t change it. Functionality is near impossible now..Version: 6.28.0

Frustrating!I thought, Oooh i’ll use google translate to look at what this long letter means, every time you click something it makes you have to type all over again which is infuriating when you’ve typed 2 paragraphs?! it’s slow and unresponsive at times -all the time- and it’s just SO BAD in general. i know that nobody is going to reply to this and there just going to push it to the bottom of the reviews to keep their ‘5 star ratings’ up ya know what, unless these issues are solved i’m going to keep telling people to use itranslate instead! greetings -unknown user.Version: 6.7.0

Ridiculous updateHow do we get back to the old version of this app? It updated a few months ago to some horrible lens scanning feature, now you can’t translate what you want or select things to translate. So bad.Version: 6.36.0

Updated version is trash. bring back the old one.Hate the updated version when it translates the whole text when u put the camera on it. the old version was so much better when you had an option to highlight the text that you wanted to translate, instead of the whole text. cannot use it to help me with my chinese homework 👺👎👎. BRING BACK THE NON UPDATED VERSION XOXO.Version: 6.42.1

Was reliable but now its crapI used google translate for everything. I live in a nonEnglish speaking nation so it came in very handy. but since the latest update I've had innumerable issues with it. I can't copy and paste it just puts in "TEST" when I paste something. the keyboard is messed up with emojis instead of words in the predictive text lines. the keyboard is laggy and often replaces correctly spelled words with incorrectly spelled ones. the keyboard has a globe symbol at the bottom that opens first with a list of emotions instead of the keyboard. it doesn't auto capitalize the letter of a first word in a sentence. it doesn't input a period at the end of a sentence . many times it doesn't input the letter I type. if i capitalize something i have to hit the shift typea the letter and hit the shift again or it CAPITALIZES EVERYTHING. all the letters appear capitalized on the keyboard regardless if the shift is on or not. it does this in other internet based apps as well but it started with the google translate app..Version: 6.13

Problem with (Translate from Photo)When attempting to translate from a photo in my library, the app freezes. Must be a victim of the new update. Or an iPhone 13 issue. Please fix. (Have tried to resolve by allowing access to library - but this is not even an option for the app in Settings anymore - this is probably the cause of the problem.).Version: 6.29.0

Horrific “update”A great lesson in how to take something great and totally destroy it. The latest version is just terrible. Before it was possible to scan a document and then easily highlight the text you wanted to send to the translator - not any more. It auto translates and you cannot see the original text to highlight it. The new “highlight” button auto selects some text - the translated version (how useless - it’s already translated!!) and it auto selects in its own predesigned blocks. Seriously - what were they smoking?? I’ve never felt the need to write a review before, but this disaster could not go without mention. So disappointing!.Version: 6.29.0

So soI find that I often have to rewrite or cross reference the translations otherwise they make no sense, often the wrong word, gender or tense is selected but the most annoying bit is if I need to double check my understanding of a voice message as it constantly stops and starts speaking at me, while the recording is still playing and these can be brief messages, so it takes ages.Version: 6.16.0

Lots of merit, some drawbacksNB: This review relates specifically to French-English usage. First, the good things. While no translator will ever offer a perfect translation, because there’s so much more that goes into it, Google’s well-designed app does an excellent job. It does a fair job of picking up colloquialisms and the nuances of context that can dramatically change the meaning of a word or phase. The camera, conversation, and transcribe features are excellent. My two primary complaints are related. First, as with other Romance languages, French uses the second person plural of the pronoun “you” (vous) as a first person singular in formal settings. So informal singular is “tu” and formal is “vous”. If you are typing something in English to translate to French, there should be a way to indicate whether you want the formal or informal translation. Especially with as many irregular verbs as French has, if it defaults to the vous version it may be a challenge to adjust the verb to informal if you wish to do so. This should be a super easy fix. Related to the above, not only does the app not let you choose, but it often times is inconsistent throughout a passage. It will switch back and forth between vous and tu for singular usage. This can create some laborious manual correction. This is something the developers here really need to address..Version: 6.22.0

垃圾,越来越差越更新越垃圾,我pixel上的被强制跟新了,原先的设计很好,现在的跟坨屎一样,我不是智障,不需要简单的页面,那是给孩子用的.Version: 6.28.0

Photo feature doesn’t workTried translating chinese characters to English. They’re easy ones, but I’m not fluent so I wanted to use google translate to double check. Can’t recognise the characters and only comes out with symbols and letters. Tried to do English to chinese translate instead for the words and they actually recognised chinese characters but not even the right ones..Version: 6.7.0

Translation is poorI almost know fluent welsh and i use google translate to help me but half of it is not right!.Version: 2.1.1

Offline Translation Does not work in CubaI 100% downloaded Spanish offline translation before going to Cuba. As soon as I got to Cuba and connected to WiFi. I noticed my Translate app had removed my offline translation. At first I thought I had accidentally deleted it. Tried to redownload but Cuba has blocked offline translator file downloads. So I had to buy a VPN. Pretend I was in the USA and download the offline pack again. BUT the next time I connected to Cuba Wifi. Your app removed my Spanish offline translator again!! Can you please fix your app so it stops doing this!!!!!! I really depend on the Spanish offline translation. Please fix this.Version: 5.15.0

Terrible design - using the browser version is betterI installed this because I frequently use the browser version in Google to translate between English and French and I thought the app would be more convenient. Took me less than a minute to see the flaws in it. It's a horribly designed app - for example, in the browser version you can "switch" the languages around to make the destination language the source language. This is really helpful if, for example, you wish to practice making sentences in a language and then switch them around to compare your sentence to how Google translates it. In the app, there is a switch button but it switches the TEXT between windows instead of just switching which is source and which is destination - so my French sentence goes into the English window and vice versa, meaning they don't get translated. This is either a really stupid bug or an inexcusable design flaw, and to be honest it's entirely what I've come to expect from Google software. There are ALWAYS really stupid bugs and oversights which people complain about for years but which they never fix. Oh well, uninstalling it now..Version: 5.20.1

Tip to addIt would be so cool and useful if u made goodie translate able to work in the keyboard. To be able to type in a language and translate in to another for sending texts would be very helpful.Version: 6.2.0

Very Ordinary ApplicationOnly translates the second or third attempt of spoken English and Chinese. Suffers from the slightest network variability by failing totally. Cannot pickup the end of phrases nor sentences. And often stops listening before the speaker has finished. Has a very poor understanding of Chinese and English, it cannot recognise syntax nor grammar correctly. Is totally lost with pronouns. Is not an offline translator. After attempting a simple conversation it often fails terribly to be seen as a another tech-joke. There are voice translators out there that work..Version: 5.19.0

:(Sometimes when I translate some words it makes me confused because my French teacher would say it to me because some words I don’t understand. I was translating a word I know until the translation put the word into a different meaning is the French translation French Canadian or French??? Please tell please. No wonder this app has gotten bad reviews for some people. This is app is still helpful but be careful with the app, it might make you get MIXED UP WITH SIMPLE WORDS UGH!.Version: 6.14.0

The new Update is very badThe new Update is very bad.Version: 6.30.0

SlowIt takes like 20 second to load saved translations and it types one char each 10 seconds. Long story short, super slow and useless.Version: 6.50.1

FreezeWhen you start typing keyboard getting freeze and typing 15 seconds later. 13Pro Max.Version: 6.50

BRING BACK SCAN ON CAMERAPlease add back the scan function for the camera, the lens translate isn’t as accurate, it always gives me wrong translations, and I can’t select what I want specifically. Not only that if the translation is broken even in the same sentence, I can’t select it all. The scan feature was the reason why I used google translate mobile but there isn’t a need anymore and will consider not using the app..Version: 6.35.0

Needs improvementOne of the things that does not work properly is the voice recognition feature. Work on this app more as many of its features need to be improved..Version: 6.4.0

It’s worseThis new update is so bad, it used to better before when you take a picture and you can see the original language while the translated version is below, now it’s longer to process and words don’t even match when taking a picture it’s all mixed up.Version: 6.29.0

Please go back to the old version for photo translationThis app was great and extremely helpful until the photo translation interface was changed. Please go back to the old version or have an option I can choose where I can highlight what text/characters I want to have translated and don’t automatically try to translate all of the text in the picture. I used this app a lot just to look up or identity specific Chinese and Japanese characters and can no longer do that. :( Please give us back the option to highlight specific text to be translated without trying to automatically translate it on the picture screen. Please also remove the weird thing at the bottom that tries to give you Google search results when you try to “select text” It’s misleading and doesn’t provide anything useful..Version: 6.28.0

New google lens camera “thumbs down”The new so called upgrade for the camera (google lens) it is not user friendly. Also the on screen, “Spanish to English” translate buttons take up a lot of the screen area, limiting what your actually see when trying to translate..Version: 6.29.0

So slowSoooo. Slooooooww. Doesn’t translate like it once did. It lags and is so slow. Sadly will have to move to another translate application. Google Translate has been my go to for many years. Sadly not anymore..Version: 6.46.0

RubbishJust tried using the camera and there was no instruction on how to translate. Really quite useless..Version: 6.0.0

Great app ruined by updateThis was an incredibly useful app that I used for reading Japanese characters that I was not familiar with. It would provide the reading in Japanese along with the translation into English or another language. The update changed the ocr function and now it uses google lens which is terrible in this case. The text is automatically translated into English and I have to change the setting every time I use it to “show original language” just to be able to find the character I am trying to read. Please add the option to disable the automatic translation function for the camera. Also the word selection is buggy. I used to be able to highlight exactly what I wanted to translate. Now it tries to auto-select words and frequently selects parts of text I don’t need or won’t select the text I want. Please switch back to manually highlight method or make it an option. Finally, please bring back the reading/pronunciation of the original word (the reading of the Japanese character in this case). This app was a 6 stars out of 5 before. After this update to google lens it’s just 2 since the functionality I relied on is gone now. I give it 2 stars because it is still useful for translating European languages..Version: 6.49

FakeOk so first of all when i want to translate something it doesn’t do it correctly, I went to France and I wanted to by a drink but my french wasn’t the best so I decided I was gonna translate it and the worker laughed at me. He said that i asked him if i could get a large chandelier but I meant to say i wanted a large coffee! I was so embarrassed and I will never use it again!.Version: 6.32.0

This used to be excellent. Google lens made it terrible!As usual an update makes the produce worse instead of better. I live in a foreign country because of my husbands job. I use this app everyday. ALL THE TIME! Before, I could use the camera option to translate in real time or take a picture and let it scan for text. Then I could choose which text to translate, it could be 1 word or 1 sentence or 1 paragraph or the whole thing. The lastest update removed this option. Now when I click on the camera option it says “Google lens” it automatically blocks out the original texts and puts the translation over it, like it did previously but now when I take the picture I can not scan the text and choose what part to translate. It simply takes a screen shot of the translation already made on the first screen. If I try to select a specific word, it selects the translation and then translates it back into the original language. This does work well! The meaning gets more and more mixed up until it just makes no sense at all. Translating a translation instead of just scanning the original text is a huge downgrade. I am so frustrated! I am going to start looking for other translators because this has caused a lot of issues for me, on a daily basis. I’ll keep checking back to see if they ever fix this issue or not..Version: 6.29.0

Great app on the move but live recording needs workLive offline downloading and the goggles feature, excellent work from google there. However the live conversations (listening) section is extremely buggy , sometimes it keeps listening when you don’t want it too when you want to keep the translation on the screen, and other times it just refuses to listen at all - there are workarounds but this is just sub par in this otherwise great app. If Google finally fixes that very annoying feature then I will improve my rating..Version: 5.18.0

Inaccurate translations can occur a lotGoogle translate is not very good in my opinion, it can be very inaccurate and if you swap the language (e.g If you are translating english into Arabic, and swap the positions, making it translate arabic to English) the text will change, this is a weird malfunction, google translate also has no alternatives of the text (e.g Hola chicos translated into english) It would just say Hello boys, no alternatives like Hello guys. If you are looking to translate languages like Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese etc, use DeepL translate instead, it is a great translating app and will find the translated text quickly and accurately, it has alternatives for the text, and it has 29 languages, it is so much better than google translate, so start using it if you are trying to translate languages like Spanish, Swedish, French, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, those types of languages.Version: 6.50.1

Awful but can be usefulThe main issue with this is if you’re trying to translate certain languages such as Japanese or Chinese, it’s unable to show me what it’s saying because one character can be a big word, but it’ll display that word huge and block out other words. If any words are in a font that aren’t just straight lines then it has a lot of difficulty reading things. Also a strange thing I find is that no matter what language, if it can’t see the words, it’ll put out random words, most commonly it says “mosquito” or “death” which is a bit creepy and odd. It will also pick up other edges of the scenery and translate those non-word images into “mosquito” or “death” or something else not related. I get that we don’t live in 2058 yet but these issues with the app aren’t new. But what else do we have that even works remotely as good? Maybe someday it’ll be better..Version: 5.20.1

GlitchyIt’s a good app, as with all translations there is of course a few issues with language translations in areas such as conjugation or complex sentences. It’s convenient to have as an app, although i find it is very slow at times and often will glitch for a matter of seconds after i’ve typed something into the box..Version: 6.45.1

How google has fallenIf this was just a few months ago, I would be giving a five star no problem. However, I have noticed quite obviously that google has but "fused" some languages together. Languages such as traditional and simplified Chinese. I used to be able to switch between the two. Not anymore. The only reason I even installed Google Translate was so I could interpret not only from simplified to traditional and vice-versa, but also because my family uses traditional. In fact, other countries also use traditional Chinese. Google didn't just disappoint a fellow user giving a review, but disappointed many a countries. I hope you realize this Google. Thank you for your time. (If you even read this).Version: 5.14.0

EwI hate the new update. Change it back.Version: 6.29.0

Gogle translate badGoogle translator is bad because it automatically corrects what you say so if somebody in another language says something that is spelt badly it will automatically correct and that is bad when you tryings to understand them because they might say something else rather then what it automatically corrected one and it doesn’t detect some languages that are supported by apple so if you use a language that isn’t in google translator it will say its english instead of the actual language and it is when it is annoying because if you are trying to understand what you are saying in that language it will not work and there isn’t lots of translators as good as google translator which means you will never know the language where its from and maybe you would want to know but you can’t so thats why google translate is bad because people who speak different language and you tell back to them in they can tell you are using translator and so use a different translator instead of google translate..Version: 6.20.0

New bugThis is an awesome app. Unfortunately it’s developed a nasty bug. Following a translation the home button often refuses to clear the input section so you can enter a new word or phrase. It requires you to go out and come back to the app to clear..Version: 6.3.0

I suckesThis app sucks and I am a student so I thought it would help me but I didn't.Version: 5.13.0

Last update makes me not use the app anymoreAs someone else wrote on here, the last update of the app literally rendered it useless. The translated text now had random words added to it (words that are not in the original text), it is tricky to select and copy the text and translation, … . Looking for other translation apps now, as Google translate now isn’t helpful at all. I really wish you would go back to the old version as I enjoyed the simplicity of the app and the fact that it is easy to use.Version: 6.29.0

Works decently well, but has some problemsGoogle Translate certainly works quite a bit better than some random online translation service, but there are quite a few things that could be improved. Pros: - Does a generally good (though not perfect) job translating phrases and idioms. In particular, many expressions that mean something in one language but doesn’t make sense in another are correctly translated to the analogous expression in the other language. - Has an offline download feature that lets you translate without reception. This is of course very useful when your phone service doesn’t work overseas. - Allows the saving of translations for future reference, but that doesn’t seem extremely useful. Cons: - One cannot choose to switch between various forms of a phrase for languages that have multiple types of conjugations. For example, you can’t choose to have French use tu instead of vous. - The translation of a word does not show whether the word is masculine or feminine for languages where it’s relevant. - While the offline feature is useful, it’s *extremely* slow. In fact, the online feature can be quite slow sometimes too. I chose to give the app 3 stars because for me, the cons make it quite cumbersome to use this app as a general translation / reference manual..Version: 6.1.0

DONT RELY SOLEY ON FRUITIt thinks that Hello in French is Bonjour! I mean who was dumb enough to allow that. It’s not even like a strange next level language like Igbo. It’s French! I’m not saying that you should be compelled to stay away from it because it will never get anything right, I’m simply suggesting that if you are a student then you should use other apps or websites and if you are just learning a new language then use subscriptions like Babbel. However if you are just exploring around the world or visiting new places, it’s good for picking up words and phrases. ...and it’s salut..Version: 5.20.1

Outgoing Russian translations are poorly understoodI have been using Google Translate and have been satisfied with translating from Russian into very understandable English. However, when I reply, my recipients tell me my letters are incomprehensible and nonsensical. Normally for serious correspondence I will first translate English to Russian and then submit the Russian translation to Google to see how it reads back into English. This allows me to adjust a few words that needed to be simpler and better understood, but even this two step process has not been helpful. This inaccuracy results in disappointment, as my recipient wrote me, “bunch of additional incoherent text” and “it is absolutely impossible to do all this through automatic translators, because the translation is terrible, to put it mildly”. I hope Google can find a way to improve this, especially as Russia is in the news more frequently and the demand is only going to increase..Version: 6.30.0

WorseThe previous Google Translate app was beautiful in its simplicity. I could aim the camera and see live text, snap a photo and rub my finger on the screen to extract the specific text I am interested in and have it translated. With this new app translating a specific piece of text seems to not be possible. The app sends you to Google Lens for almost every function. Google Lens is great, I use that in the Google app. In the Translate app I want to have control of what I want to translate. Please give us back this control..Version: 6.33.0

MathIt could not paste formulas with mathematical symbols in the format to translate.Version: 6.19.0

Missing languagesWhy are there no North American Indigenous languages like Cree, Anishinabe or Lakota?.Version: 6.19.0

Flawed text scanning and translationsThis is an amazing translation app, especially the real-time camera mode, straight out of science-fiction! However, it gives different results between camera Instant mode and Scan mode (often the Instant translation is close but a little off, Scan is more accurate but slower). A big problem with Scan mode is random omission of Japanese symbols from the source text and/or incorrect scans (wrong characters), so you’re unable to get a complete translation (frustrating). There are also frequent Google network errors resulting in delayed translation (or none at all), and frequent app crashes. You cannot pinch-zoom the camera, which is a problem on a smaller screen or text sizes. You can share/save only the translation results and not the scanned original foreign language text. I also don’t like how the camera mode always defaults to Instant instead of the last setting used. So although this is a convenient app for translations, it still needs a bit of work to get a higher rating from me..Version: 6.4.0

Kinda works but privacy nightmareWritten languages, most common, are reasonably ok. Camera translations will see your success vary wildly. Voice to voice is ok for basic stuff but requires internet connectivity at all times. Any camera images you take are kept by google. There’s a toggle in the privacy settings to disable google from keeping the images. But the toggle auto resets back to ‘Allow’ all by itself !! No idea why developers would build a toggle that is pointless and obviously privacy rating for this has to be zero. All images go straight to google forever..Version: 5.25.0

MISE A JOUR!Fait Une mise à jour il traduit n'importe quoi il remplace des mots il traduit super mal..Version: 6.7.0

HahaThis app is so completely useless that if it cant find a translation it shows you the same word you put in, meaning you then will then think that the translated word is the same in the language you are trying to get a translation to This has been like this from the beginning of the app and it just happened to me again for the 754th time and just realised I should point this out to the “developer” ;) Obviously they could not care less... Like anybody from the team will read this anyway :D This is what happens when you let millenials develop something :D Hahahaaahahahahaaaaaahaa.Version: 6.12

Translation word by wordI used to be able to upload a picture into google translate and translate individual words by clicking on them and selecting a group of words to translate specific phrases or sentences, I can’t do that anymore after the latest update. I used to use that tool to help me learn language but now it just auto translates everything and I cant see what each individual word translates to in English, please revert to the original way that photos were translated. Thank you in advance for your support..Version: 6.28.0

Camera doesn’t work with new iPad Pro 11.The camera doesn’t work with the new iPad Pro 11. Get an error that says ‘The Camera is not available. Exit split-view to enable camera’. Am not in Split view, have tried turning off allowing multiple apps. Suspect it’s the fact there’s no home button and you will always have the app bar to access apps. Others have reported the same issue online. Only use it for the camera translate..Version: 5.26.0

Glitchy, even the review only works sometimes.I had to spend twice as long writing this review because the app frequently won’t give you a keyboard when you have to enter something. I guess they don’t really want anyone to write a review. Of course, that’s not surprising given how inconsistent the app’s functionality is. It’s speech recognition is awful. I find I often have to say something upwards of 5 or 6 times before it accurately transcribes what I’m saying. I don’t know if any language in which an “L” sounds like an “N”, yet I tried to get the app to understand “lei” was not spelled “nei” before it worked correctly. I also hate the fact that things which are obviously questions are translated as awkward sentences. I know, it’s easy enough to type a question mark. But if I need to practice my speech, I can’t “say” “question” so it understands I’m asking a question, “is this seat taken?” I guess I could say I’m getting exactly as much value as I’m paying for..Version: 6.34.0

WorseSince switching to Google lens for camera translation it has slowed to the point of being almost unusable, at least for Simplified Chinese. It was fantastic before..Version: 6.29.0

Flaky on Asian languagesEastern / Asian languages to English translation is not so good. It’s better with western / European languages to English. It gets you by..Version: 6.2.0

FrustratingQuite often translates Portuguese to English or vice versa terribly, it has caused many arguments. One simple example is when you write play in English I translates to touch in Portuguese. Also when adjusting what you have spoken you get the smallest area that the words appear in and a big blank area underneath. I hope one day the app gets a huge refurb or I find a much better app. I can’t wait until I no longer need a translator.Version: 5.29.0

I really don’t like the new version of app. version i hate:6.38.0Please just bring back the old, i really need to translate some photos and it’s not correct like the old version one.Version: 6.38.0

Great features, horrible UI & Dark ModeThe translation component for the most part works well. Could it do with improvement? Of course, but it gets you by, as does the OCR. However, the current implementation of Dark Mode is horrific, a fake dark mode colour scheme that clashes and doesn’t use “True Dark Mode” colours prevents me from giving this a better rating. What’s worse is that it’s inconsistent with other Google owned apps that utilise Dark Mode..Version: 6.5.0

Google lens is absolutely atrociousThe new update made the camera feature basically non existent. practicality went out the window with this update..Version: 6.36.0

Could be so better!Most part of time is the mean is a trick!.Version: 5.20.1

Horrible Application Given the Size of the CompanyThe Google translate app is a joke. There are very few apps that can lead someone to yell expletives while sitting in their kitchen trying to enjoy a cup of tea. Editing something you’ve written on the Google Translate App is a pitiful process filled with tapping the screen of your phone over and over attempting to unselect individual words or sentences. Sometimes it selects the entirety of what you’ve written and won’t allow you to unselect it without a fight. It’s unconscionable that the process for editing what you’ve written doesn’t follow every other smart phone format. Not only that, when you’ve finished writing of considerable length, in my case an email, and would like to highlight, copy and paste it, you will quickly realize you cannot highlight and scroll at the same time like you can on any other apple app that includes type. Instead, you’re forced to go through a ridiculous process of highlighting as much as you can see, pasting it, returning to the app, copying more and then pasting that. I repeated that process six time before I had copied my email over to gmail. If I had more time I would go into detail about the “define” tool that pops up unprovoked and further adds to the absolute farce that is the UX of this application. For a company like Google to have produced such a dysfunctional infuriating UI is truly shameful..Version: 6.30.0

Doesn’t workEvery time the program freezes when you start typing a word, it is not possible to use it at all. I have iPhone 12pro.Version: 6.49

Camera translations are now auto :(I used the scanning function practically 100% of the time and now it’s gone, and I don’t understand why?? The auto translations are all over the place, and by that I am including physically since some languages like JAPANESE are written vertically the auto function(google lens) cannot decide if it should keep the vertical text or switch it to horizontal so you get……both, overlapping. Not only are the translations themselves rather inaccurate but the text is all over itself so you can’t really read it either. That’s why scanning and selecting was waaaaay more useful Especially if you only needed one part translated from, say, an image, now it’s translating all of the text(badly) and I can’t select the part I want and now basically I don’t use this app anymore, unless I want to go through the trouble of trying to hand write the kanji one by one I guess.Version: 6.41.0

Good but...It’s a good app but could you please add Valencian to it?.Version: 6.16.0

Bad translationNot accurate.Version: 6.8.0

Hard to Use, Inaccurate, Barely WorksMany times when I record audio or pictures, the translation doesn’t even come up. The audio is worse since no matter what I do, speaking into the microphone is just a bust. I’ll say something into the microphone, and it won’t do anything. It doesn’t even load, it just indefinitely waits for me to say more. No matter how much I say, real words or not, it doesn’t ever even acknowledge that I’m done talking and if I hit any buttons, the X to close it or microphone button that you’d think would tell what it said, just cancel out of it. Not to mention, taking pics is a nightmare. You have to highlight with your finger the phrases you want translated, but you can’t move the picture around easily. So if you zoom into a certain part, it’s hard to zoom back out, and you can’t move the picture at all without zooming in or out. So if you zoom out in a way that makes the pic go off to the side, well, too bad. Why can’t it just detect the words itself? Or at the very least, why can’t I translate more then one thing in a picture, and do I have to take the same picture again and again just to see everything it says?.Version: 5.26.0

Text to speechWhen I take a picture of the text I want to translate. When it picks up the words it doesn't translate them in the proper order it scrambles the words . this only started to happen after I recently updated it.Version: 6.19.0

InefficaceBeaucoup trop lent ces derniers temps….Version: 6.50.1

Misleading and anti ChineseRecently its underlying agenda of antiChinese has come worse and worse. Discriminatory fake translations have surfaced in multiple occasions..Version: 6.26.0

Voice recognition is awfulThe voice recognition is downright atrocious. It barely picks up any words at all and when it does, the words come out messed up and incorrect..Version: 6.0.0

OkIt translates words but you have to check for further translations because sometimes it gives the wrong word. It's more convenient than other translation apps. The camera translate a picture function doesnt offer any transtation at all. When i hold the paper and it captures it, it offers words in changing languages and not in english, and only random words, not enough to understand the sentence - basically useless..Version: 6.11

Terrible upgrade.I can no longer translate pictures word by word, and i also cant draw in kanji corrections anymore. All characters drawn in go to english, even on the Japanese keyboard..Version: 6.29.0

How to disable Google Lens on IOS? Nightmare!I use Google Translate app a lot and as of January 31 2022, instead of the normal image text search, there’s a new thing called google lens. Is there a way to go back to the old image scanning feature as this totally screwed up the app..Version: 6.33.0

BuggyThis app is pretty good apart from one bug,when you lock the device it makes a different sound after the standard lock noise, like cymbals! Please try and fix; its really annoying! Thx, will give 5 stars when fixed..Version: 5.0.0

TERRIBLE UPDATEThe update in January really messed up. I like to select Japanese text and not the English translation OF the Japanese text on camera scan..Version: 6.33.0

Ruined by LensGoogle Lens has utterly ruined this app. Say you want to translate a few lines of Japanese into English through the camera or a saved photo. Google Lens will treat each line as a separate sentence, translating them individually rather than in their complete context. Unsurprisingly, this gives you a completely inaccurate translation. If you then select the text you want to more properly translate and tap “Send to Translate Home,” the app will take the already badly translated English text, translate it back into Japanese, and then translate that once more into English. You’re now even further off the mark than when you started. The “source” text that Lens pipes in to Translate isn’t the actual original text, making the entire exercise worthless. This is beyond absurd..Version: 6.45.0

I use this app in ChinaBefore iOS 15 came out the app would work pretty good . Now it hardly works at all . I’m in China and maybe this could be the problem as there are a lot of restrictions here . I hope that it could be improved and work a lot better in China actually as it’s a very useful tool to have when you can’t understand mandarin..Version: 6.24.0

Translated phrases are incorrectGoogle translate online translates phrases into the correct way of saying them, this app does not. For someone who doesn't know what is the right or wrong way of saying a phrase in another language, this is not a good app to use. It will leave you speaking things that make no sense..Version: 1.3.1

BRING BACK 6.12!!! 😭😰Translate has always been an amazing app as it’d always helped me and my videos with using different uses of languages as well as English however, after update 6.12 or 6.13, the English voice for translate went from being calm to a much more strange and funky like voice making her [translate] sound very weird. 😔😡😭 The voice would sound completely out of tune and sounded terrible as well as ending every last word with a high out of tuned voice!! I would love to have the app improve on this so please I’d like to address this problem to have 6.12 brought back immediately, thank you. 😅❤️.Version: 6.20.0

Too much tappingPlease make it easier to QUICKLY translate things. I don't want to have to open the app, tap the text box, wait for keyboard to appear, X out existing text in text box, hold down for menu to appear, tap paste, tap go... too many steps and very inconvenient if I'm translating frequently. suggestion: have optional setting that automatically puts cursor in empty text box when open/switch back to the app. also have button to "paste and go".Version: 5.26.0

Please read this google!I like google translate a LOT, but there is still problems: 1: even when I have internet connection I can’t use the camera feature. The camera is what I would like you most to update. I can only select languages I have downloaded even when I go to settings and I have a STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION with my network. 2: I can’t use detect language on the app. Not on the camera OR on regular translation which I find annoying. But I can use it on browser!!! 3: my camera automatically goes to danish even when I CLEARLY SELECT ANOTHER LANGUAGE. It’s really annoying!!! 4: your google chrome extension is kinda hard to work. I double or triple click a word and the button DOESNT SHOW UP!!! Even when the button does come up, IT DOESNT TRANSLATE!!! I have found these problems on my iPhone SE that has iOS 16.2 and a Microsoft computer at a school. PLEASE fix these problems!!!.Version: 6.50.1

BofTranslate approximately.Version: 5.13.0

新版相机翻译新的相机翻译垃圾死了,完全没办法选择性翻译,正是没法选择文字翻译,相机自动全面翻译简直是跟屎一样,还不如我手打上去,什么时候改回去啊?新的太烂了.Version: 6.33.0

English to English help kids with reading difficultyIn the last 6 months my child was using the google translator as a tool to help with his reading difficulty. It was a great tool which we set up as an English to English translation. Unfortunately after reloading app to his new iPad we are no longer able to set translations English to English. Hopefully this is just temporary issue and developers will modify this function as it was extremely valuable assets for kids with reading difficulty..Version: 5.28.0

Trash.Version: 6.9.0

Google Translate needs a massive overhaul!FEATURE REQUEST: Since most people are translating from a foreign language to their native language, it would be lovely if you could make your chosen language “stick” at the top of the list. I would prefer to have the languages I use most frequently stick to the top of the list. For me, they are: English, French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. That would solve the annoyance of having to reselect one or more my core languages every time I deviate from my norm. I would like to include Croatian in my core list, but the machine voice for Croatian is unintelligible, even to native speakers because the sound quality is so poor and it speaks far too fast. HEBREW & YIDDISH: It is not possible to learn to speak or translate from either of these languages. Google has NO VOICE, machine or natural, for EITHER of them, nor does it scribe the translation using our common alphabet, Latin. At least then, I could make an attempt at the pronunciation of the words. I would cheerfully give Google Translate 5 stars as soon as these deficits are dealt with..Version: 6.12

Regret updatingThe new update is so bad … cannot even select the correct text manually and the auto select feature does not even translate properly. When i import the selected words to the translate homepage, it imports the already translated words which is incorrect and not the original text. Before the update I use to scan a photo and it’ll detect the words and then it’ll convert the photo words into text for me so I can at least copy and paste it somewhere else. Now there’s no such function..Version: 6.31.0

Remove google lens!!!Lens ruined the app. Impossible to use the camera.Version: 6.47

BooksWas reading a book that had lots of spanish. Of course, it didn’t really matter to read the spanish but my curiosity got the better of me. Of course, the live camera feature is a bit glitchy but it still helped me understand it!.Version: 5.16.0

Good but not what is neededThis program is useless when trying to overhear peoples conversations or listen to a speech. You can’t tell people to slow down and pause so you can translate each thing they said. That just does not work and is not practical. If I’m watching a show on TV in Chinese it is also fairly useless unless you want to press pause every few seconds. Also when people are talking, you have to tell them to speak slowly and carefully. That is ridiculous. And you have to wait until they have completed a sentence to translate. That is silly. What is needed is for the App to translate as a person is speaking. The user would just wear earphones an be able to listen nearly real time just like a real translator does. Or the translated words would appear as the person is speaking. The function that translates what is written kind of works. It fluctuate the transition consistently until you freeze the frame. Obviously this function needs improving..Version: 6.1.0

Booooo googleI hate this app it is so confusing and it fuses languages together before I was able to switch between different types of Chinese but now I can’t Bad call google I would not recommend this app.Version: 5.25.0

New update kind of sucksWhen scanning words, automatically turns into English. And I can’t see the original language or what it says absolute sucks 😐.Version: 6.36.0

Very bad latest update version and very slow appThis last update version for google translation App it’s very bad version because it’s so slow and the new options that you add it to develop this app it’s awful and very bad and too slow I have iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB I use all others apps and it works very fast but when I use your latest update version app for google translate it’s too slow and the options you add it is too awful and bad, because when I open pictures I can not converting them to a text any more because of your latest update version because I used to open the Google translate app and open picture with the text and it converted to a text, and plus of that the app is very slow, you guys are making these new updates to your app to let people buy the latest expensive new iPhones or Samsung or other latest phones you are making deals with the phones companies to do that..Version: 6.39.0

BRING BACK SCANThe app is no good enough to handle full page translations. Way too innaccurate I’d rather have the scan function back Also app crashes like crazy when opening the camera roll.Version: 6.31.0

Google Len/Auto translating has severely crippled this appI usually don’t bother giving a bad review to apps but watching a promising app from a company I admire downgrade to unserviceable levels with no positive changes for the better in several months is too much. taking pics and being able to breakdown the words step by step was this apps best feature. I’m not saying auto translation should be abandoned but giving everyone the option on when to use it would be massively preferred then the current auto translation. This is largely because the auto translation often misses words and needed several viewings for it to catch the missable word. Sometimes missing that one word completely changes a translation. If anyone bothers to read this know that your work is appreciated but this current version has honestly crippled the app so much so that I no longer enjoy using it if I use it all..Version: 6.36.0

Lens UI is terribleThe Google Lens UI is terrible if you’re trying to translate an image, like a screenshot, with a lot of text. The UI controls like the language at the top will obscure the image being translated and there’s no way to hide them! The section at the bottom takes up space and also provides no benefits. The old image translation UI was much better..Version: 6.35.0

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