Genius Google trick that will transform foreign holidays

A TRAVELLER revealed a clever app feature which can be used to help you read in any language.

Language barriers can be difficult to overcome, whether you are ordering food or trying to find your way around the city.

A TikToker showed how to use Google Translate to read menus abroad


TikToker demonstrated Google Translate’s ability to translate menus to other languages using the TikTokerCredit: TikTok/itsgnochgnoch

Technology has made it possible to communicate more effectively.

Watch a video about TikTokNguyen (also known as Gnoch Gnoch) describes how she discovered a useful feature in her Google Translate app that allowed to instantly read other languages.

In the video, she said: “Oh my God guys. My mind was blown.

“I’m at a restaurant at the moment and they don’t do an English menu and they don’t speak a lot of English either.

“So I was like,” ‘It’s fine, I’ll just put it in my Google Translate.’

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“I went and downloaded the app for convenience for the rest of the trip and then I saw a little feature.”

Nguyen discovered Google Translate’s camera function, which allows you to translate words by simply taking a photo of them.

This can be accessed by clicking on the camera icon at the bottom of the screen, when you open the Google Translate app.

Nguyen, who is translating the menu at the restaurant where she is standing, orders without any worries knowing that she will be getting what she wants.

She said: “Literally, it translates everything within seconds. It’s like how sick it is!

While the feature has been known for some time, Nguyen was not the first to notice it.

Many people commented on the video, which was viewed over a million time, and thanked her.

One wrote, “Thank you so much for sharing!” I’m a teacher & will definitely be sharing with my students! Google Translate is used, but we have never used the camera feature.

The second was: “Well, I had no idea you could hold the phone to a menu to interpret.”

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This traveller demonstrates how to use a smartphone to track your luggage as it passes through airports.

Another TikToker shared how to track the flights of your friends using a hidden iPhone feature.

The feature can be found via the camera icon on the bottom right of the screen


You can find the feature by clicking the camera icon at the bottom right of your screenCredit: Getty

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