Google is working on multiple language translation detection for voice search. The new feature allows users to ask a question in one of multiple languages without manually re-configuring your ‘mother tongue’ each time.
The news first reported on Search Engine Land. There Jon Wiley, Principal Designer for Google Search, participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything, in one question he was asked to share something cool he is working on.
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He revealed Google is working on a feature to listen to multiple languages at the same time.
He wrote: It lets you set multiple languages, and then you can speak in whichever of those languages and Google will automatically detect which you’re using at the moment. So that makes it easier to use Google when you speak multiple languages (at least on the asking-questions side.
On the results side, tricky stuff since the Web is such a blend of languages, some amount of machine translation is possible but not perfect, etc. But you can add multiple languages for which search results are displayed at Settings > Languages and add them. Then you’ll see both English and German results, depending on what’s relevant.