Starting the Pixel 4 launch event, we have seen that Google is working on new features for Android devices. Although most of the features land on Pixel devices first. For example, the Live Transcribe functionality, which debuted with Pixel 4, is now available in most of the apps for other smartphones. It seems Google is also bringing the feature to the Google Translate app.
Although the update isn’t out yet but will roll out soon. After the update is released, Google Translate will be able to do real-time transcription in 8 supported languages as of now. These languages are English, Hindi, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Thai & Spanish.
There are going to be a few UI changes as well. For instance, you will notice the addition of the Transcribe icon, with the older Handwriting, and Voice icons removed. In the Transcribe mode, you will have the option to change text size, and select themes as well.
As of now, the feature will require an active internet connection. The update is intended to roll out pretty soon.
Source: Android Police