MobileHelp: How to Translate SMS, Email and Mobile App Messages Received From Everbridge on an Android Phone or Tablet



Google Android version 10 and up


How to translate SMS, email and mobile app messages received from Everbridge on an Android phone or tablet.


To translate messages received from Everbridge on an Android phone or tablet you can use Tap to Translate. With Tap to Translate, you can copy text from an app and translate it to another language.

  1. Turn Tap to Translate on or off:
    1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Translate app.
    2. At the top right, tap Menu > Settings.
    3. Tap Tap to Translate > Enable.
    • For Android 10 and up: Tap Paste .
    • For Pixel 6 and up: To get quick translations, you can turn on Show floating icon.

Tip: The first time you use Tap to Translate, you may get a pop-up that asks if you want to “Display over other apps.” To continue, tap Allow.

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  1. Use Tap to Translate

With Tap to Translate, you can translate text from apps and you do not need to open the Google Translate app.

  1. Open an app with text you can copy.
  2. Highlight the text you want to translate > Copy.
  3. On your current screen, tap the Google Translate.
  4. Choose the language you want.

Tip: To dismiss the Tap to Translate bubble, you can hold and drag it to the bottom of the screen. You may need to update your app to the latest version.

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