Google has started rolling out a new update to Gmail that brings a new feature to improve users’ overall experience. Recently, it has received many significant improvements, such as AI integration and Help Me AI, which use AI to draft emails and change their tone. Now, there is a new built-in translation feature in the Gmail app.

Gmail Translate has already been available on the web app, and now the same feature will be available on the mobile app for Android and iOS. The feature is starting to roll out in beta, so it will take time to reach everyone as it is rolling out via a server-side update. Users do not need to perform any action to enable this functionality but ensure you have updated your Gmail to v2023.07.23.x.

Native Translate Feature in Gmail

After Google made Translate available in Gmail, the company is now adding a native Translate feature to Gmail Mobile for both Android and iOS devices. You can choose to detect the language, but you can also choose a specific language if it detects it incorrectly. By default, it will detect the language automatically, but after translation, you can make further changes with the gear icon.


This feature is starting to roll out and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, including Google Workspace and personal Google accounts. This is a handy feature.

How to Use Gmail’s Translate Functionality

This feature is available to everyone, but it has yet to be made live. You can check for this feature on your device with the following instructions:

How to Use Gmail to Translate Emails
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  • Open Google Mail.
  • Head over to the email you want to translate.
  • On top, there will be an overflow menu with a “Translate to English” option.
  • Tap on it, and it will translate the message for you.

Similar to Google Translate, it has an option to detect the language automatically, or you can choose the language from which you want it to be translated with the settings gear icon and the list of languages. It supports over 100 languages, and if you do not want to translate the email, you can tap on the cross to dismiss the translation. However, it will reappear the next time you open an email in a different language than your default language.

This feature is enabled by default, but users can disable it from the device settings. Previous users used to translate by selecting the text of the email and then choosing the translate option from the menu.