How to automatically translate your WhatsApp messages

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Chatting on WhatsApp is usually a very simple task, since you just have to write the message and send it so that it reaches the other person. But what happens when you have to speak in a language that you don't master or completely understand? For these exceptional situations, you can use a simple trick that helps you to automatically translate your WhatsApp messages.

We have expanded the list of essential WhatsApp tricks to explain one that can be of great help when starting a conversation in other languages. Step by step, we explain to you how can you write on WhatsApp in languages ​​you don't know and, why not, use this tool to learn new languages.



How to automatically translate your WhatsApp messages

The trick to translating your WhatsApp messages is hidden in Gboard, Google's keyboard. As we already know, this tool is one of the most pampered creations by the company, which worked very well when it came to equipping it with interesting and innovative features that facilitate writing on our mobile.

Taking advantage of the existence of Google Translate, the American company has decided to further improve its keyboard by integrating its well-known translator. This brings us to the key function that allows you to automatically translate your WhatsApp messages. To do this, you must first install Gboard on your mobile.

Once you've installed and configured as the default keyboard on your device, it's time to find out how Gboard can help you translate your WhatsApp messages. Next, we explain the process step by step.

  1. Open WhatsApp, enter the conversation in which you want to send the translated message and open the keyboard.
  2. Click the button with three horizontal dots that appears on the toolbar, in the upper right corner of the keyboard.
  3. In the options menu that appears, click the Translate button.
  4. In the top bar that appeared in Gboard, choose the source and output language of the message, that is, it tells the keyboard in which language you are about to type and which one you want it to translate.
  5. Write the message you want to translate in the text field that appears on the keyboard e Gboard will instantly translate it to the WhatsApp text field. When you're done, send the message that Gboard translated.



On some occasions, the Google keyboard may automatically recognize the language where you are typing. If you do a little research, you will see that you have dozens of languages ​​to choose from when you translate your WhatsApp messages. With this trick, you just have to use Gboard, choose the source and output language and write the text for the keyboard to translate it automatically.



Thanks to the integration of Google Translate in Gboard, the keyboard is now even more useful to use in WhatsApp conversations. Not only will you be able to type by sliding your finger, use voice dictation or use the Google search engine, but you can also converse in languages ​​you don't know thanks to its translator.


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