Starting in 2006, Google Translate officially supports 133 languages to date and is adding more languages under its translation services. Even with so many languages, you are still stuck with the default voice on your translate app.
On top of that, you can’t change the app’s voice gender — i.e, it doesn’t allow you to change the default voice, be it to male or female. This is because most languages have the default voice as a female, and only a few of them, like Albanian and Croatian, use the male voice.
Nonetheless, there are few options you can use to get around to at least change different dialects of the same language.
How to Change Voice on Google Translate?
While Google Translate doesn’t allow you to switch between voices just yet, it might roll out this feature in the future.
On the other hand, you can translate between different accents of the same language and translate your voice to text between two languages simultaneously.
- Open the Translate app.
- Tap your profile icon in the top-right corner.
- Then, tap on Settings.
- Under the Voice section, select Region and choose one according to your preferences.
- Launch the Google Translate app.
- Tap Settings at the bottom and select Speech region under the Voice section.
- Select a language and choose a different dialect for it available on the list.
On a Browser
Unfortunately, you have limited options when using Google Translate on the web. You can only translate your voice, input text, and other texts from a webpage.
Currently, there aren’t any settings available to change the voice or choose different dialects.
How to Translate Voice to Text?
Along with translating the given text or the words/phrases you type, Google Translate can translate a voice into a different language on the fly.
Irrespective of how you use Google Translate (app or browser), you can translate voice to text as follows.
- Select the language you speak and also choose which other language you want Google Translate to convert it.
- Then, click/tap on the Microphone icon, and Google Translate is ready to take the voice input. Allow the app to use your Microphone if prompted.
- Additionally, click/tap the input language and set it to Detect language if you don’t know which language the voice/audio is.
- Take a pause to stop translating and speak again to continue.