Google released a stable version of Chrome 11 Thursday and the build includes a nifty feature it announced earlier — speech to text.

Speech to text search is already a feature on Android phones and through the Google Translate mobile app, but this is the first time it’s come to the desktop.

The curious can try out the new feature on Google Translate. Pick your languages, click on the microphone icon in the bottom right-hand corner and speak the phrase you want to translate. Right now, the site only appears to recognize speech input in English, though it supports translations in over 50 languages.


The Chrome team also awarded $16,500 in rewards to developers who helped rid the build of bugs before the stable release.

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