Exclusive and very convenient feature was released along with the recent Google Translate app update. From now on you will be able to use translation in any other application.
Usually in order to find out the meaning of individual words or entire sentence you had to leave the current application and switch to Google Translate to get the required translation.
Now everything becomes easier after the latest Google Translate v5.0 app update. Translator icon will appear at the upper right corner of the screen as soon as you copy single word or whole sentence in incomprehensible language. After clicking on the icon, translated text box will pop up.
This feature doesn’t work by default, it must be activated by launching Google Translate app and choosing Settings/Tap to Translate then taping on Enable Tap the Translate.
Google says that translation will work without requiring an internet connection. So those who are planing to use translation in offline mode, should go to app settings and download necessary language packs.
However, this update has not yet reached the most of Android users. But you already can have without waiting for OTA update. Just click on the link below and manually download Google Translate v5.0
Google Translate v5.0 for Android