Google Operating System points out a minor but useful change at Google: its Translate option is now available from the main 'More' dropdown on the home screen for most international Google home pages (including google.com.au), so you can translate simply by typing a phrase in the search box and selecting 'Translate'. With that said, the language detection still doesn't always work (in the example pictured, Google identified the phrase as French but offered back the identical phrase as the translation into English), but it does save a few steps. For another novel way to use Google for translations, try using Image Search instead.
Google Translate Now On Main Google Dropdown
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