Circle to Search will soon get instant language translation

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Circle to Search, the AI-powered feature that debuted on the Galaxy S24 series, will soon support instant language translations for content on your device’s screen. This elevates the functionality of a feature that was already quite useful and shows a little more of what AI implementation can offer.

Currently, Circle to Search allows you to run searches related to items you see on your device screen. These searches return results focused on giving you more useful information about the item. For example, if you highlight a well-known monument, you’ll receive its location and more background. Maybe you highlight a pair of shoes. You will receive suggestions on where you can buy it.


However, now the tool will help you on those occasions when some text appears in a language unknown to you. There are multiple social apps that include a translation function for posts in another language, but this is not always possible. In the case of websites, you have to manually enable translation from the browser options. But, from now on, you can simply circle the text to get a translation into your language instantly.

Circle to Search’s new language translation feature will be even more useful for text in images. Before, for those cases, you could take a screenshot, crop it, share it with Google Lens, and choose the ‘Translate’ option. Now, the process will be much simpler, since the translation will appear on your screen after you highlight the text without having to go to another app.

Circle to Search’s language translation tool will be easy to use

The new feature will be quite easy to use. You just have to invoke Circle to Search as you are used to and highlight an element on the screen. After that, if there is text in another language, you will notice that there is a new ‘Translate’ button. By tapping on it, you will get instant translation on the screen without further complications.

According to Mishaal Rahman, the option may be available for some users who have the latest Google app beta update. Of course, you will also need a device compatible with Circle to Search. Currently, supported models include the Pixel 6 series or newer, Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5.