How to Translate a Foreign Web Page in Microsoft Edge

foreign language translate feature

If you run across a page you need to be translated, Microsoft Edge can do it for you automatically.

There are times when you will be browsing the web and run across a page or two where you need to translate the language. Microsoft Edge has the Microsoft Translator built into the browser. Here’s how to translate a page and even have the browser translate them automatically.

How to Use Microsoft Edge to Translate Pages

You can use Microsoft Edge to translate pages quickly by following these steps:

  1. Open a web page in Edge and press the Show Translate Options button on the address bar.
  2. Select the language you wish to translate the page to using the drop-down menu.
  3. Press Translate to translate the page.

If you need more details, follow our detailed step-by-step guide below.

Translating a Web Page in Microsoft Edge

Start off by heading to a web page that you need to be translated. And Microsoft Edge will automatically bring up the Translator button in the address bar.

Microsoft Translator Microsoft Edge

Click on it and then choose the language you need the page translated to. Then click the Translate Now button. Note that the Translator button will remain blue while viewing a translated page.

Note that if you want the Translator feature to automatically translate foreign web pages you can click the “Always translate pages from” box.

If you don’t see the Translator option, it is probably disabled in settings. To turn it on, click the Menu button (three dots) in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then go to Settings > Languages. Now turn on the “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in the language I read” switch.

Language Settings

This is just one of the features in the new Edge that are beneficial to your web browsing. Other cool features include adding a second user profile, using the Collections feature, and customizing the New Tab page.

If you don’t have it yet, read our article on how to install the new Edge. If you are familiar with Google Chrome, you should have no problem diving in. Check out our other articles on the browser like how to add Chrome extensions or how to block crapware with Edge.

The new Microsoft Edge is built on top of Chromium. It is truly cross-platform and available for Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS, Android, and iOS with a Linux version in the works.

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