Apart from minor changes here and there the Google Translate app interface has remained unchanged for a while now. However, a new server-side update that happened recently has redesigned the primary controls within the app with a renewed focus on keeping the interface simple.
According to a report by 9To5Google, the latest version 5.16 of the Google Translate app for Android, introduced minor changes to the settings menu of the app. The app's interface has then changed drastically due to the server-side update. The new interface now comprises of four primary buttons — camera, handwriting, conversation and voice.
The buttons have larger icons and include text labels which were absent in the older interface. This eliminates the need for any guess-work while selecting the option, despite the icons being quite self-explanatory.
The only obvious addition is the button for conversation mode which was not present earlier. Conversation mode essentially allows you to talk to your phone and have sentences translated into a chosen language instantly.
Not all languages are supported yet but they should be added soon enough.
The new interface being part of a server-side update also applies to previous versions of the app.
Users of the app on iOS, however, will have to wait, at least for now.