Google Assistant has so many features that it can be difficult to keep track of them all. One of the most futuristic and powerful features is Interpreter mode. If you use this feature often, you should create a shortcut to the home screen.
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While the Interpreter mode is very useful, starting it can be a bit cumbersome, especially if you use it often. Fortunately, if you have an Android phone or tablet, it is possible to add a shortcut to the interpreter mode on your home screen. Let’s start.
First, you need to launch Interpreter mode as you normally would, which starts with opening the Google Assistant on Android by saying ‘Okay, Google’ or by swiping in from the bottom left or right corner.
Then ask Google Assistant to be your interpreter. The way you do this determines which languages are used. Here are a few examples:
“Hey Google, …”
- “… be my Italian interpreter.”
- “… interpreting from Polish to Dutch.”
- “… be my Chinese interpreter.”
- “… turn on interpreter mode.” (Now it will ask you which language you want to use.)
Now that the interpreter mode is open, we can add a shortcut to the home screen. Tap the phone icon in the top right corner.
A popup will appear with a shortcut icon. You can touch and hold the icon to manually place it on your home screen, or tap “Add automatically” to place it in front of you.
The shortcut is now on your home screen. Tap it to start interpretation mode.
Keep in mind that the shortcut will be associated with the languages you used when you created it. So if you were using German and English, the shortcut will start interpreter mode in those languages. Repeat the same steps to create shortcuts for any language pair you want.