Over the next few days, Google plans to bring Gmail’s Labs translation service to all Gmail users. The service enables users to automatically translate email in other languages into their own language.
“Since message translation was one of the most popular Gmail labs, we decided it was time to graduate from Gmail Labs and move into the real world. Over the next few days, everyone who uses Gmail will be getting the convenience of translation added to their email,” said Jeff Chin, Product Manager, Google Translate, in a blog post.
Users can choose to have messages in a language automatically translated into their language by selecting “Always Translate”, or they can click for translation using a translate message option. They can also turn off translation for a language.
Google also said it was moving its Title Tweaks and Smart Mute features from the lab to general use but will be retiring from the labs what it describes as some less popular features such as the game Old Snakey, Inbox Preview, and custom date formats.