I can highlight any text in any app, a little list comes up, and shows me that the text can be "used within the Google Translates app" - in this case the text will be translated. See screenshot below. "Fordítás" means "translate" in my language. What Android system feature is allowing this behavior?

Screenshot of cut and paste menu

  • I found the answer here. It shows how to do that.
    – jason d
    Mar 16 '20 at 21:02
  • Great, I thought you were asking how to translate - that is a feature of Google Keyboard which isn't available in other custom keyboards like Samsung. Mar 16 '20 at 21:05
  • Jason, you are welcome to self - answer. It's encouraged and can even accept it after 48 hours
    – beeshyams
    Mar 16 '20 at 22:03

In this particular case you are using Google Keyboard which has the "Translate" feature. Such a feature is built into the custom keyboard.

Using Google Keyboard you can see the "Translate" menu option:

Google Keyboard Cut Paste Menu in Chrome:

Google Keyboard Cut Paste Menu

Other keyboards which can come as default on devices like Samsung have no such feature.

Samsung Keyboard Cut Paste Menu in Chrome:

Samsung Keyboard Cut Paste Menu

It is also possible that a custom item will appear in the pop-up menu which would be specific to that particular app. So, if you want to have that feature (or possibly others), you'll need to check if its feature of the app or the custom keyboard.

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