Gmail Labs is at it again, adding an immensely useful feature to their already feature powered email service, the new feature called Message Translation will allow users to translate message in foreign languages into the language you understand.
This feature is immensely useful, as many times we do receive email messages that are not in a language we understand.
The earlier process of translating the message would be to copy the text and translate it using either Google Translate or a different translation engine.
Once you have enabled the Message Translationfeature in Gmail Labs, you will see an option to translate the email message into a language you understand.
The translation engine is intelligent too, it will only show users the message when the language used in the email is different from the language they prefer to use Gmail in.
In addition to this, if you are conversing with another user on Gmail, you can gave entire conversations in multiple languages, with each participant reading the messages in whatever language is more comfortable for them.
For example if user A prefers to write and read a email in French language and user B prefers to read and write the emails in English language, they can do so, the email written in French will automatically get translated to English for user B, and the English language emails from user B will automatically get converted to French language for user A.
This is particularly an interesting and impressive feature, as it will take the language barriers out of the conversations, however this feature can only be used when both of the communicators are using Gmail.
What do you think of this feature, have you ever had a problem communicating with someone using a different language, will this solution help solve your problem?