Image Text Translation Might Be Making Its Way to Google Chrome

Despite being one of the most resource intensive browsers out there, Google Chrome has managed to hold its place as the single most dominant web browser on the market with all things having been considered and taken into account. Primarily thanks to its intuitive user interface, along with its multi-platform functionality as well as how accessible it is, Google Chrome has kept a firm grip on its market share so far.

Chrome also has some fairly unique features that it brings into the mix, such as its automated webpage translation which gives people access to far more information than might have been the case otherwise. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is looking to take this translation feature to a whole other level.

The tech juggernaut is looking to add the translation feature for text depicted on images as well. This comes from a source code analysis that showed fragments of code which suggest that such a feature will be a real possibility in upcoming Chrome updates, and it will be quite exciting to see what people can do once it receives a wider rollout.

One thing that should be mentioned is that we might not see this feature anytime soon. It has not been included in Chrome Beta tests so it is likely going to be something that Google saves for a later date. Chances are that there are still some bugs that need to be ironed out, and Google would not want to roll out a feature until they are absolutely sure that it is perfect in every single way.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, Chrome users can still translate image text with Google Lens. This feature will bring Lens like functionality to the browser, but the fact that it exists suggests that the tech has already been with Google for quite some time and that indicates that the upgraded translation feature could come by a lot sooner than one might think if this is anything to go by.

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