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 input additional languages. (There are over 50 to choose from as of writing.)
From there, a whenever the mic icon is tapped or the user says “Ok, Google” to start a voice search, they can ask a question in whichever languages 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.
The Google Search app is also a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store.