Translate in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft

The Microsoft Translator extension is no longer needed! To help bring all the web to you, we are adding the ability to translate web pages to the preview channels of Microsoft Edge. Translation is now working on Windows, Android, iOS, and  macOS.

Automatic detection

Microsoft Edge can automatically detect when a web page is not in one of your preferred languages. When we do, we will pop up a dialog box, right under the address bar, and ask you if you would like us to translate the page into a language you are more comfortable with. We get your preferred languages from the list of languages in the browser setting, Settings ->Languages (edge://settings/languages). You can update the list of languages at any time.

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Translate dialog appears when Microsoft Edge detects that language in not in the users preferred list

 

We have also included an option to auto-translate all pages for specified languages. You can always invoke translation manually from the context menu (right click) or by clicking on the translate icon on the address bar as shown below.

 

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Open translate from the context

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Open translate from the address bar

 

Icon State Change:

Whenever translation occurs, we let you know by changing the color of the Translate icon.  Before translation, the icon will be black, and after we translate the web page, . There is an Icon animation for intermediate stage while the document is translating.

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        Icon state: before translation                              Icon state: after translation

 

Translation experience in Immersive Reader:

Translation is now available in the Immersive Reader view of Microsoft Edge. When you are reading an article in the Immersive Reader and want to translate either part or all of the article into another language, open the Reading preferences menu and select the language you want to translate into from the Translate drop down menu. You can then use the Translate entire page slider to decide between translating a selection or the entire page.

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Translation experience on iOS and Android:

The behavior is slightly different on mobile. When you visit a web page which is in a language different from your phone’s language, Microsoft Edge offers to translate the page using a flyout that appears at the bottom of webpage.  You can get Microsoft Edge browser for iOS and Android in the appropriate store.

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Translation on Microsoft Edge for iOS

 

Translation on Microsoft Edge for Android

 

What languages does translation work on?

Translation is currently supported on 54 now 64 languages, which cover the vast majority of webpages on internet today

List of languages supported

Afrikaans

Dutch

Hindi

Malagasy

Punjabi

Tamil

Arabic

English

Hungarian

Malay

Romanian

Telugu

Bangla

Estonian

Icelandic

Malayalam

Russian

Thai

Bosnian (Latin)

Filipino

Indonesian

Maltese

Samoan

Tongan

Bulgarian

Finnish

Irish

Maori

Serbian (Cyrillic)

Turkish

Catalan

French

Italian

Marathi Serbian (Latin) Ukrainian

Chinese Simplified

German

Japanese

Norwegian

Slovak

Urdu

Chinese Traditional

Greek

Kannada

Persian

Slovenian

Vietnamese

Croatian

Gujararti

Korean

Polish

Spanish

Welsh

Czech

Haitian Creole

Latvian

Portuguese (Brazil)

Swahili

 
Danish

Hebrew

Lithuanian

Portuguese (Portugal) Swedish  

 

What do you think? 

We would love to hear from you. What did you like about the experience and what you didn’t? What more would you like us to build?

Thank you for trying out the new Microsoft Edge and leave your comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

85 Replies

@Dennis5mile 

 

I think this is because the language is not available or it is not supported in you region, I am not sure 

@Elliot Kirk I don't have this icon, please advise how to activate it? Also, how to use it on e-reading books from Kindle Amazon?

 

Thanks

@julianarus ,

The icon should automatically light when ever you land into a "foreign language page".

You can know more about which languages it would light up for, in this settings page: edge://settings/languages

 

Alternatively you can invoke translate on any page by bringing up the right click context menu

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@Elliot Kirk 

Hello
There is no central Kurdish language in this section, but it exists in the main program. Will they increase or not?
Thank you.

@bahman2020 Central Kurdish has been added in our internal channels already and will be available as part of Edge 86

Hi, @Elliot Kirk! Thank you for your work! I'm not sure if someone suggested this feature, but here's the thing. I often find current translation in Edge not very convinient as when you change the word in the text it sticks to only one meaning which often is not accurate. Yandex browser uses an option that allows you to get automatic translation of selected text in context menu. This translation is connected to Yandex translator and presents different meanings which makes translation fast and effective when you want to look up for a certain word while understanding other words in a sentence. Maybe it is possible to make such context translation connected with Google Translator?