There are plenty of apps that can translate text on websites and even in the real world. But when you need to write a message in a language you don't speak, your keyboard is the most convenient.
Google Translate is integrated into Gboard, so you can translate as you type. But it's tucked away on Android by default, so here's where to find it.
Tap a text field to open Gboard, then select the three dots from the menu bar above the keyboard. Choose "Translate" and accept the permission. To make it easier in the future, you can long-press Translate and drag it to the menu bar so it's always visible above the keyboard.
Select the languages in the toolbar that appears at the top and just start typing. Your writings are translated in real time, so it appears in the destination text box in the language you have chosen without having to do anything else.
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