Google has updated Translate for Android to introduce Tap to Translate, an expansion of the translation-anywhere feature it introduced on Marshmallow last fall.
Anyone running Android 4.2 or later can now decipher unfamiliar text on the spot simply by copying it -- helpful if you frequently run into messages or social posts that aren't in familiar tongues.
There's more rolling out over the next few days, including things for the non-Android crowd. Translate for iOS now includes offline support, giving you a way to communicate in other languages when you don't have data service (say, on vacation). And if you regularly visit China, you'll be glad to know that camera-based Word Lens translation on both Android and iOS now supports simplified and traditional Chinese. If you've ever struggled to make sense of a Beijing restaurant menu or a Shanghai street sign, you can rest easy.