Begin this week, the Google Translate app will visualize 13 new languages by using the camera on the smartphone, according to a report from VentureBeat .
By 2015, Google added the visual translation feature to the Translate app with support from 27 different languages. It allows users to translate real-time meal menus and signs, making communication to abroad much easier. This week's announcement adds Punjabi, Bengali, Vietnamese, Thai, Gujarati, Kannada, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, and sets the total number of supported languages near 50.
Users can access the function in the Translate app by Navigate to the camera icon on the home screen. The app will prompt you to fix the text you are trying to translate and take a picture. After that, the app will scan the text using a machine learning technique called Neural Machine Translation (NMT), which will then provide a (hopefully correct) translation to the language you want.
The new add-ons will be available on both the iOS and Android versions of the app, and they started rolling out to devices yesterday.