Google Translator Toolkit that debuted in 2009 is coming to its unavailability soon. It was designed for translators so that they can get the translation edits done as no other tool was available at that time.
Since there are multiple other options available now, Google, for a good cause, has decided to shut the translator, which is known as Google’s most popular toolkit, by this week i.e. 4th December 2019 to be accurate. You may also have noticed that it wasn’t getting updated as well for a very long time if you are a regular translator toolkit user.
Well, by sending updates using emails to users who were using the Translator Toolkit and other ways, Google had made this declaration long back in September and has finally come to terms with what the company had said.
Moreover, this was clearly shown by giving lesser attention to this tool kit’s interface since then. Other than that, before shutting down the translator toolkit, Google also suggested using Google Takeout in order to download data.
This is what Google stated, “Google Translator Toolkit launched over a decade ago to help our users, translators, and the world create and share translations. When we first launched, there were few web-based options for translation editors, but now there are many great tools available, including Google Translate, which will continue to be available and is unaffected by this. As a result, we’ve seen declining usage for the Translator Toolkit over the past few years. So now, after many years and billions of words translated, we’re saying goodbye to Translator Toolkit. A warm thank you to our users around the world.”
So before the translator gets shut, make sure that you get your data downloaded and saved if any. We recommend you to do your part so that you don’t lose any of your data!