Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Get Automatic Email Translations in Gmail Translate messages written in foreign languages to English in Gmail by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on May 13, 2020 Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email Gmail includes built-in support for Google Translate, so you don't need to copy-and-paste messages written in foreign languages into a translator tool. Instead, you can convert emails to English within Gmail. Instructions in this article apply to the web version of Gmail. All steps are the same regardless of which browser you use. How to Get Automatic Email Translations in Gmail Follow these steps to translate a Gmail message from a different language to your native one. If Gmail detects a message that isn't written in your default language, a translation bar will appear at the top of the message. If you do not see a translation bar, select the three vertical dots beside the Reply button and select Translate message from the drop-down menu. Select the language of the email. Gmail will usually detect the language automatically. Select the target language if it's not already set to your default. Select Translate message to see the message in your language of choice. Select View original message to see the email in the original language again. Select Always translate on the right side to automatically translate messages in the original langue for the future.