Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Gmail gets automatic language translation

In an effort to make it easier for you to be able to communicate better with people who don’t speak the same language, Google has rolled out automatic language translation feature on Gmail. Over the next few days, Gmail users will get the convenience of translation added to their email. The next time you receive a message in a language other than your own, just click on ‘Translate message’ in the header at the top of the message.

This automatic message translation feature was first launched in Gmail Labs. Thanks to positive response from Google Apps for Business users, this “killer feature” forks now being rolled out globally.

Apart from this, other small feature additions are Title Tweaks and Smart Mute. With Title Tweaks, Google has changed the text in the browser tab so that you can more easily see if you have new messages. The tab now reads as “Inbox (20) – – Gmail” instead of “Gmail – Inbox (20) –” Smart Mute will ensure that you don’t get disturbed by noisy email threads which are not relevant for you. Muted conversations will only pop back into your inbox if a new message in the conversation is addressed to you and no one else.