According to a report by XDA-Developers, Google is said to be working on a Google Translate new feature that is said to make the app much more user friendly and easy to use then it currently is at the moment.
For starters, according to the report, Google is adding a Flash Cards feature to the apps already Phrasebook feature. What Phrasebook feature does is that it allows users to store and save phrases in another language and with the new addition of the Flash Cards feature, users will now be able to scroll through these phrases in the form of these flash cards to see the translation.
According to the report, the Google Translate new feature Flash Cards was spotted in a teardown of the APK of Translate app but it may very well be possible that the feature might not make it to the next update just yet with the report saying:
An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.
Google is certainly working hard when it comes to improving its translation services. Just recently Google rolled out its Interpreter Mode for the Google assistant. This feature was announced at the start of the year in January at CES 2019 and was rolled out to a few devices that included Google Home speakers and some smart displays among others but not to everyone at the time. However, the feature is now available to the public globally. What Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant does is turn the Assistant into a real time translator between two people. This is definitely a useful feature to have while traveling.
Google has also mentioned this in a blogspot saying:
Travelers already turn to the Assistant for help researching and checking into flights, finding local restaurant recommendations and more. To give you even more help during your trip, the Assistant’s real-time translation feature, interpreter more, is starting to roll out today on Assistant-enabled Android and iOS phones worldwide. Using your phone, you can have a back and forth conversation with someone speaking a foreign language,