Gmail Labs has added a new feature that helps translate messages written in a foreign language within the email itself. It is available for both regular and App users of Gmail.
In a global and social environment, we receive messages from users and customers worldwide. Thanks to this new feature it will enable us to read any email message in a language we prefer.
Once you enable the “Message Translation” feature in your “Labs” section under “Settings”, you will see a “Translate message to: English” message, as shown below.
Once you click the button, Gmail translates the email message with “Google Translate” language translation tool. You can change the settings to up to 41 languages. More languages will be added in the future.
This is how Gmail works when it receives an email that has a language other than your default language:
"When Gmail detects one of your messages is in a language other than your default language, you'll see a header at the top of the message. Click the link that says Translate message to.... Your message will be translated inline (no need to open a new tab or window). Or if you want to translate the message and print it too, you can click the down arrow next to the Reply button and select Translate and print. You can also translate an entire conversation. Just click the globe icon on the right side of the conversation and you're good to go."
I tried this feature in my Gmail account, and it works perfectly as advertised. The “Message Translation” Labs feature translates the messages very quickly and effectively. This Labs feature eliminates the need to open another browser window and translate the messages we receive.