Translating text

Yandex.Translate is designed to translate individual words and text, including text in images and screenshots, as well as website content and mobile apps on your device.

You can use it in third-party apps with the Quick translate feature (available only on devices with Android 6.0 or higher).

About quick translate

You can use the Quick translate feature in a third-party app only if the developer gave other apps permission to read and change text.

To translate text in a third-party app, select it and choose Yandex.Translate in the drop-down menu.

Enter a word or phrase you want to translate into the text field. There are several ways to enter text:
Using a keyboard
Add keyboards for the necessary languages in your device settings. If you can't find the right keyboard in the settings, download one from Google Play or the . As soon as you start typing, the service will automatically detect the language and suggest words. The translation will appear as soon as you enter the first word.
Voice input
Note. This feature is available online for English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Turkish.

To enable voice input, tap . You need to select your language manually before using voice input.

The list of languages supported on Android devices varies depending on the OS version. You can check in your device settings (Language and input → Text-to-speech).

To delete the input text, swipe left in the text field or tap the cross to the right of the source text.

To return to your previous translation, swipe right in the text field. You can view all your translations in the History collection.

  • 1 — Copy the translation. Tap on the translation text. You should see the pop-up message Translation copied.
  • 2 — Text-to-speech. To change the speed of your text-to-speech, tap again.
  • 3 — Save the translation. The text is automatically added to the Favorites collection.

Troubleshooting

    Incorrect translation if the text contains words in different languages
    Click the language in the source block and disable the Detect language option.
    Text-to-speech doesn't work
    • It's possible you don't have the necessary translation files installed. Check the list of languages in the device settings (Language and input → Text-to-speech) and install the translation files you need.

    • It's possible that the text you entered consists of spaces, punctuation marks, links, or email addresses. To make sure that text-to-speech works, enter words, numbers, or letters.
    Voice input doesn't work

    It's possible you don't have the necessary translation files installed.

    Check the list of languages in the device settings (Language and input → Text-to-speech) and install the translation files you need.

    The microphone button is missing

    It's possible that the text-to-speech feature (the icon) and voice input (the icon) don't support the source language. Please check your selected input language.