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Last month, Microsoft started testing Microsoft Translator integration on the Outlook app for Mac. Today, the company is rolling out the new Translator add-in for Outlook on the Mac to all users. The Translator app on Outlook essentially allows users to translate an email in a foreign language to any language they like. For instance, if you get an email that’s written in French, you can translate it to English.
Some of the features of the add-in include:
- Language auto-detection: Email content is a bit different than website content, in terms of both formatting and language composition, and Translator for Outlook strives to accommodate that. For example, you could be on an email thread with global colleagues—such as a modern Outlook Group, or perhaps an interest-based distribution list—where different languages are mixed together. When you want to read that whole thread in your native language, shouldn’t it just work? Translator add-in for Outlook achieves that while keeping the interface super simple.
- Cross-device experience: If you use Translator across devices (with the different Outlook apps), you’ll notice that there’s a different interface for the “desktop” and “mobile” flavors (plus some behind-the-scenes performance optimizations)—but wherever you use it, the capabilities are equal.
If you use Outlook on Mac, you can get the Translator add-in from the Office Store here.