The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser implements automatic translation of pages in Edge from/to foreign languages. Microsoft Edge uses the built-in Microsoft Translator feature, which translates in the browser.
Translation of pages in the Edge browser is powered by the Microsoft Translator (Bing Translator) online service, which supports translation functions from 74 languages. Thanks to this, users can translate the contents of web pages on the Internet into foreign languages.
Please note that this is an electronic translation, so sometimes there may be some inaccuracies on the page with the translated content.
In Microsoft Edge, page translation functions using a built-in tool. If necessary, the user can use other online translators, or install a special extension in the browser – a translator from a third-party developer from the Microsoft Edge Extension Store or the Chrome Web Store.
This article provides instructions on how to enable translator in Microsoft Edge and how to enable page translation in Edge using the browser’s built-in tools.
How to enable translator in Edge
Before using the foreign language translation feature, you need to make sure that the translator is enabled in the Edge browser. Now I will tell you how to enable the translator in the Edge browser.
You must sign in to your Microsoft Edge browser settings to view the status of the Language Options feature. To enable the translator in the Edge browser, follow these steps:
- Click on the “Options and more” (“Alt” + “F”) button in the form of three dots, located in the upper right corner of the browser window.
- In the context menu, click on “Settings”.
- In the “Options” window, open the “Languages” section.
- Make sure “Suggest translation of pages that are not in the language I read” is enabled in the options.
Here you can also choose your preferred languages, in addition to the main language of the browser. Click on the three dots to change the language settings for a specific language:
- show the browser in this language;
- offer translation of pages from that language;
- move the language to another place in this list;
- remove language from preferred.
How to enable page translation in Microsoft Edge
By default, when opening pages in foreign languages in Microsoft Edge, the browser offers to translate, in our case, into Russian. If this does not happen, you can start translating Edge pages yourself.
The Microsoft Edge browser’s address bar contains a gray “Show translation options” button that allows you to select a translation language and launch the web page content translation tool. This button is only shown if the Edge browser thinks the page is in a foreign language.
You can do this in the following way:
- Open a website page in a foreign language.
- Click the “Show Translation Options” button.
- The “Translate to” field shows the language into which the web page of the site will be translated. Here you can select any supported language.
- Click on the “Translate” button.
The translator icon in the browser address bar will change to blue.
To see the original text, you will need to click on the “Show translation options” button again, and then click on the “Show original” button.
Automatic translation of website pages in Microsoft Edge
In the Microsoft Edge browser, you can enable automatic translation of web pages in a specific language. In this case, the sites will immediately be automatically translated into Russian.
Go through the following steps:
- Click the “Show translation options” icon.
- Check the box next to “Always translate pages from [language]”.
- Click on the “Finish” button.
After applying this setting, the browser will automatically translate all viewed web pages on the Internet, shown in English, in our case, into Russian.
How to turn off automatic translation of web pages into a foreign language in Microsoft Edge
It is not always necessary or convenient to always use the browser’s automatic translation feature. In this case, you must disable the function that performs automatic translation of pages on the Internet, or disable translation into the selected language altogether.
In the Microsoft Edge browser, do the following:
- Click on the “Show translation options” button.
- Uncheck the “Always translate pages from [language]” option.
- If you want to turn off translation into a given language altogether, click on the arrow of the “Not Now” button.
- In the drop-down menu, check the box next to “Never translate from this language”.
The browser will no longer offer a translation feature on pages for the selected language. But you can undo this change at any time.
The translator icon will no longer appear in the browser’s address bar when accessing pages with a foreign language disabled. It is possible to re-enable the translator from the right-click menu on site pages:
- Click on an empty space on the site page.
- In the context menu, click on the “Translate into Russian” item.
You can translate individual web pages, or disable the ability to translate into a particular language in the translation options settings.
Translation of websites using online translators or extensions
If you are not satisfied with the quality of the Microsoft Translator translation, use the services of third-party online translators, such as Google Translate or Yandex Translator.
Translation on the online service takes place according to the following exemplary algorithm:
- It is necessary to copy the link to the desired page on a foreign site.
- Paste the URL into the appropriate field.
- Click on the “Translate” button (in Yandex Translate) or click on the icon next to the link in the translation field (in Google Translate).
- The online translator will open the site page translated into Russian.
Install the browser translation extension from the Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome stores. Test several similar add-ons in your work, choose the appropriate option that suits you the most.
The Microsoft Edge browser has a built-in ability to translate the pages of sites that work in foreign languages. Depending on the settings you choose, Edge browser can translate individual web pages or enable automatic translation of all sites that appear in certain languages.