One of the highlights of Google's Pixel Buds is its ability to translate real-time conversations. Once you've taken this to all Google Assistant headphones, Google has taken real-time translations to Google's native speakers and smart screens. It is called the "twilight" mode.
Having asked an assistant-driven device, "Hello Google, was my French interpreter" or "OK Google, help me talk Chinese", it helps you communicate with someone in another language. While only audio with home speakers comes, the translations will appear as text on smart screens.
Google sees this new location being extremely useful in hotels and other tourist resorts, so foreigners can hold a conversation with the locals. It will also be helpful in your home if you have visitors who do not speak your native language or to help you learn a new language.
Twilight mode is now live on the Google homepage. Here's how to play and how to use it!
How to Use the Interpreting Mode on a Google Home Device
To get started, you need to enable tolk mode on your Google home by letting it know you would like to start some real-time translations. Then you need to tell the system which languages to use. After that, it's just a matter of having a normal conversation!
Here are the steps:
- Start by saying the Assistant password: "OK, Google" or "Hi, Google."
- Enable twilight mode by using commands like these:
- Was my French interpreter.
- Help me speak Chinese.
- Interpreter from Italian to Polish.
- Dutch interpreter.
- Turn on twilight mode.
- Assistant will ask you the two languages that you want to use in the customs mode, if you have not already said it.
- You hear a tone indicating that the interpreter is ready. Keep going and start talking!
- When you're done, say "OK, Google, quit."
Be careful that the interpreter mode works best with simple calls. The more complicated the conversation becomes, the more likely it will be that the assistant will cure meanings behind sentences and words. Try to keep things as basic as possible.
Limitations of Tolerance
In addition to having to keep your conversations simple to avoid translation problems, there are some other limitations with the twilight mode:  There are currently 26 languages supported with interpreting, including: Czech, Danish, Dutch , English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
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