The new features are being introduced on the app courtesy of Google's acquisition of Word Lens , which already has much of this functionality in place, reported PC World.

It will also feature a new multilingual mode where two people can hold a pseudo-conversation in a different language with Google Translate instantly identifying the language and giving out its translation.

According to a recent leak by by Android Police, Google is working on an updated version of Google Translate, which will not only help you translate spoken words, but will also let you use your camera to translate text in images.

The app’s conversation mode will also be seeing some changes through the new version. Apart from being faster and easier than before, this trait will now actively listen to both activated languages to automatically translate them, instead of asking the user to manually select each language in sequence or to let one person speak after the other.