May 13, 2012
Exactly three years ago, in May 2009, Google Labs launched experimental version of its Automatic Language Translation Feature in Gmail and now it graduates it due to the feature’s popularity and usability. In the several next days, every Gmail user will get Automatic Language Translation Feature that “will help to make international communicating much easier”, as announced by Google.
From now, when a Gmail user receives an e-mail in unknown language he can easily translate it into his native one by using only one click. For example, you are an English-speaking businessman and you get an e-mail in Japanese. To know what’s going on and to understand what’s written there you should just click “Translate message”. After clicking “Translate message”, Automatic Language Translation will translate it. Besides that you can also click “Always translate” to make Gmail automatically translate every e-mail written in a chosen language or to click on “Turn off for: [language]” if you are multilingual and familiar with the language e-mail is written in. The same as with Google Chrome’s automatic translation, but for Gmail and available in every web-browser.
Except for graduated version of Automatic Language Translation, Google Labs also finally graduated Title Tweaks that will help you to know about new messages in much easier way and Smart Mute – a tool that filters noisy e-mail threads. A bunch of other, less popular labs, including Mail Goggles, Old Snakey, Custom Date Formats, Inbox Preview and Hide Unread Counts, are going to be retired.