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This article was published on June 23, 2014


WeChat brings its nifty new message translation feature to its Android app

WeChat brings its nifty new message translation feature to its Android app
Kaylene Hong
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

WeChat released a handy new translation feature for its iOS app last month, and Android users can finally get their hands on it. Similar to the way it works in the iOS app, WeChat users simply long-press on a message and tap the arrow icon on the right-hand side to activate the tool. Once you hit ‘Translate,’ the text will be converted into your native language.

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The app currently offers the translation feature for more than 20 languages including Chinese, French, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia.

The latest WeChat update also brings more privacy to group chats by introducing a ‘Groups with Password’ feature. Selected group chat participants have to enter a four-digit code before gaining access to any private group conversation, which will probably be useful if someone else is using your phone in particular.

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