How to Automatically Translate a Web Page in Microsoft Edge: For those who have been using the new version of Microsoft’s Edge browser, you will notice it features automatic translation of web pages into foreign languages. This post will teach how to use the built-in Microsoft Translator feature—and also how you can enable translation if it’s been disabled in your browser.
Translation is Built Into the New Edge Browser
This post is about the new version of the Microsoft Edge browser and how to Translate a Web Page in Microsoft Edge. It comes with a biult-in translation feature, and we recommend upgrading to it. To do that all you need to do is visit the Microsoft Edge website to download and install it on Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. It’s configuration is based on Chromium—just like Google Chrome is—so it will be familiar to chrome users.
If you are still using the classic version of Edge that came with Windows 10, you can only get automatic translation when you install the Translator for Microsoft Edge browser extension from the Microsoft Store.
How to Translate a Foreign Language Website
Whenever you visit a website with a foreign language in the new Microsoft Edge, Edge would automatically offer to translate it for you. If the few cases where it doesn’t, you can click the “Show Translate Options” button in Edge’s address bar to view translation options. This button only appears or becomes visible if Edge thinks the current web page is in a foreign language.
To give it a trial, select the language you would want to translate it to and click “Translate.” It will be translated automatically in the current browser window.
You will observe that the translate icon in the address bar will turn blue when viewing a translated web page. To revert to the original, click the “Show Translate Options” button again and click “Show original.”
How to Automatically Translate a Translate a Web Page in Microsoft Edge
To setup your Edge browser to automatically translate all websites in a specific foreign language, simply click the “Always Translate Pages from [Language]” checkbox that appears in the Translate popup.
You will henceforth notice that all your web pages will automatically be translated in that language as they appear. Simply uncheck “Always Translate pages from [Language]” to undo and click “Done.”
How to Stop Edge From Translating a Language
If you do not need your edge browser to translate your webpages and you also don’t want it to keep asking if it should translate, you can instead click the arrow next to “Now Now” in the popup and click “Never translate [Language].”
Edge will no longer automatically offer to translate web pages in that language anymore, but you can still click the Translate button while viewing websites in a foreign language to translate individual web pages or undo this change.
How to Enable Translation in Edge
Microsoft Edge uses the Microsoft Translate online service to translate web pages. Like all other features dependent on online services in Edge, this feature can also be disabled. If it is, you won’t see an option to translate foreign-language web pages.
To re-enable translation features, click menu > Settings > Language and ensure the “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language I read” option is enabled.
You can also select your preferred languages from this screen. For example, if you read both English and French, you can ensure both languages appear under “Preferred Languages” here and Edge will not offer to translate pages in English and French.
What to Do When Microsoft Translate Isn’t Enough
Microsoft’s Translator feature is a powerful tool, however, it does not know every language in the world. Right now, we have a list of 74 supported languages. Also, machine translation isn’t always perfect, either—some documents may not be translated clearly,
It appears though that Google Translate can translate even more languages, and its translation features may work when Microsoft Translate isn’t clear enough. For a second attempt at translating a web page, you can head to the Google Translate website on Microsoft Edge.
Copy-paste the URL of a web page you want to translate into Google Translate and then send.
You will get a translated version of the page, and have it automatically translated as you browse.
Google will attempt to automatically determine the language of the web page and translate it to your current language, but you can change these languages by clicking the “From” and “To” boxes at the top of the page.
So as you have seen you can use the Google Translate website to translate web pages in any browser. It’s particularly useful in browsers with no automatic translation features built-in. You have also seen how to Translate a Web Page in Microsoft Edge.
Feel free to give it a try and let us know what you think about it.