Image Credit: whistleout
Image Credit: whistleout

Search-engine tech giants, Google Inc. are introducing new “Now on Tap” feature for Android Marshmallow users, that surface useful content and create a more engaging experience. With these updates, users can translate text on any page, discover more about the things that interest them, and learn more about products by using QR codes and bar codes in Search by Image.

With the new feature, you can translate text on any screen, whether it’s an app or webpage. Just long press the home button and tap the “Translate this screen” card. The text on screen will be translated into your phone’s language.

You’ll also be able to translate multiple languages at once. However the translate feature is currently available for phones with the language set to English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

You can translate text on any screen, whether it’s an app or webpage with Google Now on Tap feature. Image Credit: Google
You can translate text on any screen, whether it’s an app or webpage with Google Now on Tap feature. Image Credit: Google

We always want to learn more about things that interest us, Now on Tap is giving us this chance. For instance, if you’re reading an article about technology and are interested in learning about how the WWW [Internet] came about, the discover mode will show you a stream of links to YouTube videos, news articles and more.

All you need to do is tap the “Discover” icon and get a stream of visual content related to what’s on your screen. This is perfect for browsing and exploring, rather than searching for something in particular.

Finally! is the addition of barcodes and QR codes scanning to Now on Tap. Just open your camera and point it at a code, then trigger On Tap. Google added real time camera OCR and object recognition to On Tap. You can get the decoded output of QR codes in an On Tap card, and barcodes pull up shopping links, reviews, and so on.

If you’re one of the Android Marshmallow users, go a head and start using the Google Now on Tap for once.