Google Translate widget on Android gets Material You processing

What you need to know

  • Google Translate now has new Materials-themed widgets on Android.
  • The “Save Translation” widget provides quick access to recent translations.
  • Another widget gives you access to quick actions such as voice translation, talk mode, and camera-based translations.

The Google Translate app on Android received a smart Material You facelift late last year, giving it a more modern look and interactive design, but its widget was left out in the cold. That’s changing now with a few new Materials themed widgets for the app.

Google announced the new update on Twitter, where it showed what the new widgets for the home screen look like. They provide faster ways to interact with the various features of the service without having to open the app first, saving users a few taps.