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Google Translate App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2024

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Trash.Version: 6.9.0

Inferior to online Google search, do not know why?Basically I came across hundred of words not being translated correctly. Then I went on Google search and the translation was perfect. I do not understand it. Why? The app is Google’s app. Why on Earth Google search is many time better than Google translate. Another huge flaw is that often it offers you a single translation. As you know often you need to know various translations of the same word. Also you need to know verb, noun, adjective etc. form. The only reason I use it is to have a list of translated words so I can study them later..Version: 7.18.2

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

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

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

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

No floating icon on iphoneNo floating icon or touch to translate on iphone.Version: 7.16.1

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

TerribleI used to love this app. Used it every day. Then they changed it recently and it’s so hard to use. So many more steps to do and it’s very frustrating and unresponsive. I really can’t stand it. Looking for a new translation app now..Version: 7.15.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 去你马勒个逼的优化,A16都卡.Version: 7.2.0

Bad translationNot accurate.Version: 6.8.0

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

It says something different from real lifeSo I know French but I am English but in google translate I have experience stuff that is not true I was trying to learn a little bit more French but it said something like different than the actual thing it said something else then Sava Bien which means I’m good bye the way and it said something else then sava mal which also means I am bad so can you change that please I really wanted to say actual stuff.Version: 6.43.0

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

Languages gone?With the last update many languages dissapeared!?! Useless to me now..Version: 6.53.2

Latest upgrade makes the app useless if you have a Magic KeyboardI just upgraded my iPad, and I am using it with the Magic Keyboard every day. I admit I am trying to get used to everything still, but so far most things are easy to adapt. Not so with Google translate when I open the window to type in my English for translation, after a couple keystrokes, a blue box pops up outlining the area and the stops working and then the keys themselves stop producing a response. Of course the app has no clue how to translate these English results. The only way I can use it now is to go through Siri and dictate. That adds a whole separate level of confusion and chaos, given the way Siri still works… Or doesn't quite work. The combination is untenable and I am looking for a different translation program a use until google fixes this fix..Version: 7.1.0

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

TrashTrash.Version: 7.13.0

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

Hate this versionI’ve been using this app worldwide since it first came out. I think it is way less user friendly now than the previous IOS version. Please change it back.Version: 7.16.1

Bad new Update!!The new version/ update of the app is super inconvenient and bad from a user experience standpoint. It was so simple. I used to be able to screen shot a translated word, having the translate, the example sentence and other synonyms in one shot. Now I have to scroll and look and press buttons…I’d simply need like 3 screen shots for one word to be saved in my Cam Roll. I’m sorry, this app used to be my favorite for translations and helped me a lot before..Version: 7.11.1

Please BRING Back Previous design !!Please BRING Back Previous design !! It’s really not initiative to use.Version: 7.9.1

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

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

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

You took away a great feature :(The previous version, you could turn the translator into portrait mode, and then it showed you. The translation result in a very large font. This was perfect to show to old people in many countries, or even just Taxi Drivers and others without actually having to hand them your phone or be right up close to it. This was a fantastic and unique feature over other translators Remember, in many countries, young people can speak English and it’s the older people with poorer near vision that cannot. Now, when you flip in portrait mode, you get a useless wide screen IU and keyboard.Version: 7.11.1

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

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

DOWNGRADE in Version 7.1What a major disappointment! How could the developers think these changes provided any improvemebt at all? While Google’s translations are still excellent, and it used to be far better than other apps, the recent changes in functionality, layout & appearance have gone so far overboard with simplification that it’s barely usable. It now jumps from screen to screen with no warning and shows far less information than the previous version. It used to be very helpful to have language choice at the top, where you also enter text, now it’s inconveniently at the bottom. It used to be very helpful to have the most recent translations on the lower part of the screen, making it easy to work through more complex translations. Now you have to separately search history, and cannot see at the same time as the current translation. While I’m a big fan of ledgible font size, the new text is so large as to be difficult to read anything longer than few words. Also, the related words, examples and explanations no longer fit on the same screen. You have to scroll down to see them, again limiting the information available at the same time. It’s a real shame such a great tool has gone down to below average with a single “update”!.Version: 7.8.0

Used to be perfect they changed it destroyed it I deleted itI used this app for many years as my constant companion in Europe. Then for no reason they have changed everything so it is impossible to use on the go: where there was one screen with everything visible and accessible now it is impossible to navigate to see history and impossible to use it as a working vocabulary and phrase book as you could before - they have destroyed it so I have deleted it after 7 years of constant use - completey stupid to change it, but then of course people who work in IT have to change things for no reason or they would have nothing to do. I used to work in IT, I get it, it’s very boring, but that is no reason to be constantly changing things for no reason and ruining people’s experience - too late for google translate - its gone and I am no longer recommending it to people whereas before I used to always recommend it..Version: 7.18.2

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

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

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

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

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

UpdateAfter update it’s not comfortable to use , Previously, when you opened the application, the last words were at the bottom. Now for example i read english books to improve my language and i would like to translate any world , if i forgot the translation i need to write again this word . When I want to translate russian word but my app was English - Russian ,when i change language to Russian into English it changes word I need , so I need to remove the word and write correct one again . I used Google translate for about 10 years or more but now i need to find another one app..Version: 7.15.0

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

Doesn’t workI downloaded the app and for a while everything was fine, but for some reason now the app is broken. If I try to use it, it shows the logo for a bit and then kicks me out as if it crashed, but it repeats. It’s unusable..Version: 6.38.1

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

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

Very bad disappointedI go on google translate to help to understand some languages when I use the camera icon it does not work it just shows the original text I am very angry that sometimes it doesn’t even Translate the word which is sad because I don’t know what it means it’s supposed to help me instead not very disappointed ☹️.Version: 7.5.0

New UI is horribleEverything is too big and buttons are located in nonsensical places. Why is the X now in the top bar instead of at the end of the entry field like every single form on the planet? And after a search why do i have to hit a back arrow in the hard to reach upper left corner or the “new translation” button at the bottom right of the screen, which is not where a user is focused? Or why did the X from the first screen disappear? Just put an X button at the end of the form field to start a new search. And turning the phone to landscape mode no longer makes the translation large and full screen. You have to hit … and then choose full screen from a menu. Absolutely moronic. To whoever designed and approved this new UI have you ever used the app in a real world situation talking to someone in a foreign language? But worst of all is the loss of the listed search history to accommodate all the wasted space for the new clown shoes UI. And only one suggestion from the history pops up as a suggestion if you start typing so you must retype the entire phrase over and over again to see the translation you need if the suggestion isn’t what you wanted. The app is now almost useless if you are trying to learn a language and would like to quickly refer back to the app to refresh your memory on what you recently looked up. Now you have to waste time and retype everything. Again, did you test this with any actual users? One star until old interface is made available again..Version: 7.3.1

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

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

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

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

WHY NO ROMAJI???Really frustrating. just downloaded chinese and japanese for offline use before discovering that it doesn’t give you the romaji under the kanji/hiragana/katakana like on the web version. very irritating. i have no way to know how to pronounce the characters either, as there is no text-to-speech option. disappointing..Version: 7.16.0

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

Very bad UI updateThe new UI is not easy or intuitive to use. It requires more button presses to accomplish the same things. PLEASE bring back the previous UI..Version: 7.15.0

Less useful than beforeThe actual translations are mostly great and continue to improve, but the usability of the app is suffering. Often the app’s first guess at what the text means is not correct, and the other possible meanings cannot be read because transliterations are no longer included. Not everyone knows every reading of every Japanese kanji for example, please include the hiragana at least..Version: 7.1.0

UpdateIt’s the worst update that you could think of. That is very uncomfortable.Version: 7.6.1

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

New UI update a downgradeSome aspects I may just need to get used to the new navigation but others are simply gone now. Even so, something is off because normally I can adapt to almost any UI update easily and this one just feels clunky to navigate now. A big feature for us was using the rotate to enlarge translation. As we are both at an age where reading glasses are needed this feature enabled us to sit at a table and converse without having to pass the phone back and fourth…. That feature is now gone. Another feature that is gone is the pinyin for Chinese is now only displayed after you leave the editor and go to the final translation instead of showing it while typing. It may be that I’m just remembering incorrectly on this or it is exaggerated by how the text editor mode has to be used so deliberately now and going back and fourth feels clunky..Version: 7.10.0

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

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

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

Inconvenient UI designThe new interface is inconvenient for use, restore the old version.Version: 7.9.1

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

TRANSLATIONS ARE TERRIBLE !Very, very sluggish now😣😫😵‍💫😡 Cannot get (Continental) Portuguese translations correct... Not even from English into Portuguese. I keep getting same word on the results as the source. Out of the 8 Portuguese variants worldwide, the Brazilian Portuguese is the most difficult to understand the accent (specially GPS driving alerts) and hardest to understand their (Brazilian) XVIII century adjectives and nouns! Please get proper support for European Portuguese, (it’s not the same as Brazilian Portuguese).Version: 7.9.1

It uglyIt looks ugly now put it back to the old one. It is also very bad for Chinese make it better 1.31 billion people speak it make it better.Version: 7.6.1

Bad translationWhat is this?! The translations are very useless and wrong!.Version: 6.39.0

What’s happened with this app?I’ve been using this app for a few years and I like that it is intelligent and the more I use it the better it gets. I’ve come to rely on it and it’s never let me down until recently. For the last couple of months, when I try to use the app, I get a consistent message of: “Network Error: Google Translate was unable to establish a network connection to fulfil your request. Please check your network connection and try again.” This message comes up regardless of whether I’m using the mobile/cell network or WiFi and all other apps and services in my phone are connected and working without issue. I’ve also downloaded the offline dictionary and data but this makes no difference. Can someone please advise? Or, better still, patch/fix the app or provide some guidance? I don’t want to start again with another app!.Version: 7.3.1

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

TrashThe update is trash, the listening doesn’t work, why don’t you redirect some of your marketing money and actually fix the app.Version: 6.39.0

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

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

Offline translation no longer workingI’ve been using this as my main translation app for years, but recently the offline translation mode hasn’t been working. It lets you download language files with the idea of not needing internet to translate, which I often won’t have if abroad. This used to work, but now it just won’t translate unfortunately. I’m forced to look for another app..Version: 6.43.0

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

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

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

Good but...Need CantoneseGood App but needs to offer voice translation in Cantonese!!!!!!! After all these years and numerous updates, why can’t you add a Cantonese voice???? You are Google, you make enough money and have the resources for it. You claim you want to “make the best possible experience for your users”, well then, please add the Cantonese voice update!!!.Version: 7.10.0

Ancienne version svp historique sur même pageLa nouvelle version complique vraiment l’utilisation de l’historique qui apparaissait avant sur la même page. SVP améliorer la nouvelle version avec l’historique au bas comme l’ancienne version..Version: 7.9.1

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

Going backwards at a steady rateThe user interface is worse than ever. Why are Google’s interfaces so bad? Of they made cars, the steering wheel would be in the trunk and the accelerator would be behind the left front headlight under a sticker with the symbol ‘f’ (for ‘faster’). Do we have to be on the spectrum or working 18/7 (a Google) to appreciate the interface. Really, its like dining at one of those ‘eat in the dark’ restaurants. Thanks for the aspects that work well..Version: 7.11.0

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

Update issue.Don’t like the update interface. It’s uncomfortable.Version: 7.6.1

TerribleNot recommended👎.Version: 6.45.1

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

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

AnonFor someone who speaks, read and writes in 8 languages fluently and currently learning a 9th, It’s fine if you’re able to understand enough of the translation to “just get by” but it’s got a very LONG way to go and of fixing the multiple issues before getting translations 100 % correct. It translates to the “proper” grammatically correct ability of languages only, not understanding that in 2018 NO person of origin speaks this way, yet in “dialect” forms of their birth region. For the record I’m fluent in Cantonese, Khmer, German, Greek, French, Italian, English and Korean with French, Italian, Greek and German being my mother languages. English is my 4th language, and Cantonese, Korean and Khmer self taught for Business purposes and my current language of Indonesian being self taught at present. I am 29 years of age, however it’s never too late to learn something culturally new for your future such as that of another language..Version: 5.20.1

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

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

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

The worst update!!I’m really disappointed with the new interface and it’s more difficult to use now..Version: 7.9.1

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

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

Mise à jour 0Le modèle précédent est meilleur.Version: 7.2.0

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

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

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

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

:(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

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

Voice Prompt UselessWhen using the microphone to speak the source language, it takes too long to stop processing what you’ve said to give you the translation in the target language. And iPad chrome browser won’t let you use the microphone function that way either..Version: 6.55.0

Latest UI change is bad! Reduces functionality.The latest UI changes have made it significantly harder or impossible to do certain things that were easy before. 1. Pronunciation for the result is now tiny, with the font choice making diacritics so small it’s impossible to discern ì from í (and this is very important in Chinese, where the tone is the difference between words). 2. Pronunciation is also no longer shown for the entered text - in non-Latin languages like Chinese, or Japanese kanji, sometimes you know what a word or character means and you can draw it, but you don’t know how to pronounce it. It used to be possible to enter the character and see its pronunciation, but now it doesn’t show it. 3. The UI for “alternative translation results” is now too large and spaced out, often requiring a lot of scrolling..Version: 7.11.1

Unable to cope with idiomsThe translator seems unable to cope with idioms giving literal translations that are often wrong or make no sense. Also has a problem using UK English, it always goes for the American spelling of words despite UK English being selected which is frustrating. Some words do not seem to be in the language database and so translation becomes impossible without using another app.Version: 7.9.0

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

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

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

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

БольПосле обновления приложение превратилось в сырой бесячий кирпич..Version: 7.11.1

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

Bring back the oldI have been using this app without much issue for a long time, and it was decent… However, your latest major update was a serious DOWNgrade! The new look is terrible! Why “fix” what isn’t broken?!! The user interface is worse than previous versions, and it is inaccurate! I frequently enter a word in another language to see if I have the correct tense, and it translates back to English as if it’s correct, but when I enter it back in, in English, it doesn’t translate to the other language the same way! And when I check online, I find it’s NOT correct! This app has become far too unreliable for use when I am needing accuracy for major Crossword creation, or any other use! I hope you will address these issues, and PLEASE return it to a normal size and font!! ## When an ENGLISH speaking person needs a translation for another language, like Japanese, it does NO GOOD to only translate in Japanese text without the actual SPOKEN WORD translation! This app has really gone downhill- very disappointing!!.Version: 8.4.0

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

Ruined itThe new update is awful, please put it back..Version: 7.6.1

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

Doesn’t work properlyThe app is draining a lot of battery in background activity..Version: 7.20.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

LolIt’s kinda useless because I don’t get the word when I say it.Version: 6.50.1

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

Poor updateI agree with others that old version was more intuitive and much easier to use. Not as much scrolling, you could see multiple translations quickly, and your recent translations were quickly visible (rather than you having to go into a different history section). And if I type a word in English to find out what it is in another language, I want examples of the word in the other language, not in English, which I know already!.Version: 7.16.1

Thank youThank you.Version: 6.49

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent update is a step backwardsThis app was my go to translator but the UI on the recent update is terrible. Obviously didn’t do any user testing as the feedback here shows the update has been a big step backwards in design. Please consider how you can return to the user friendly look and feel of the previous version rather than this minimalistic, hard to read and use version. I hope this does get fixed as the app was good before but in the mean time I will have to use a different translator app..Version: 7.3.1

The new GUI is HORRIBLEPlease either give us an option to switch back to the old gui where you can see the history easily or just stop using the new one at all. Many of us are sick of the new Gui where it just has a bigger text area and replaced all useful and convenient buttons.Version: 7.9.1

Terrible UX/UICan’t imagine this went through any user feedback sessions at all - it’s clunky, hard to use, full of excess white space, terrible to navigate, and removes several of the useful features the previous version had. One of the worst UI’s I’ve seen from google products lately, which is saying something, as none of them have been close to “good” since about 2012. Deleting this and finding an alternative translator immediately..Version: 7.9.1

Miss the old appThe old app was perfect. The new one I despise and have switched apps. Keep it simple like it used to be. Why create problems? Edit: Yes the “we are constantly developing the app” approach to apps that have reached a functional ceiling is exactly the problem with apps these days. They become perfect, then subsequently the next developer wants to leave their mark on it and then it starts to go down hill. Some things don’t need changing. Like the calculator app..Version: 7.18.2

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

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

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

Horrible UI redesignI’ll just use Apple translate, because the new UI was just change for the sake of I and makes everything more difficult..Version: 7.9.1

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


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