Google iOS App Now Responds to Voice Searches in Multiple Languages

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Google updated a couple of its most popular iOS offerings late on Thursday, including bringing multilingual support to its namesake app.

    Users of the Google Search app can now search by voice in multiple languages. The option needs to be enabled first for it to work - to do this, go to Settings, tap "Voice Search", then tap "Language" to select additional languages. (There are over 50 to choose from as of writing.)


    From there, whenever the mic icon is tapped or the user says "Ok, Google" to start a voice search, they can ask a question in whichever language they've added and Google will automatically respond and return results in the same language.

    Meanwhile, in the Google Photos app, a new iMessage extension allows users to quickly share photos and videos through the Messages app. Once the update has been applied, the extension should appear in the iMessage apps panel automatically. In addition, Google Photos support for Drag and Drop on iPad has also been included.

    Google Photos is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    The Google Search app is also a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google iOS App Now Responds to Voice Searches in Multiple Languages
  2. Avieshek Suspended


    Dec 7, 2013
  3. arubinst macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    I've been wanting this for Siri since the very first day.

    I live my regular day in 3 different languages and can only use Siri in one of them :(
  4. dreamlikestate macrumors newbie


    Feb 8, 2017
    Doesn't work for me. Only 1 language can be selected.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 1, 2017 ---
    And it can't even handle one language properly.
  5. kuwxman, Dec 1, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017

    kuwxman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    Olathe, KS
    Doesn't work for me either. Spoke German and it just came up with random English words.

    edit: lol, helps when I follow instructions to enable it. Either way, still didn't work. Just tells me the service is unavailable.
  6. djs71a macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2015
    Anyone else noticing a significant battery drain after the latest update?
  7. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Same, one language only.

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