How to Auto-Translate a Webpage in Microsoft Edge Computer?

Learn how to translate a site's content automatically on the Edge computer browser. The translation helps in converting foreign text into a known language.

Has it ever happened to you that you found a solution to a problem that you were searching for a long time but it turned out to be in a language you do not know? What if a Chinese guy copied your hard work and republished it without your consent? It did happen to me recently.

A few days back I discovered that someone from China had copied my whole article and published it on his blog without giving me any credits. It devastated me. When I tried searching for a solution on google, the solution was in the German language which I did not understand. However, thanks to the web browser’s ability to translate this foreign language into a known native text, my day was saved!

Microsoft Edge offers the translation feature that automatically translates the foreign languages into the native or set of known languages. It uses Bing Translation to convert the foreign text within the website to replace it with readable text.

Related: How to Auto Translate a Site Page in Edge for Android?

One thing I really like about the auto-translation feature is that the Microsoft Edge translate page automatically detects the website language and translates into a preferred one. We also have the option to choose any other output language.

How to Translate Web Page in Edge Computer?

The Microsoft Edge chromium has built-in support for translation, however, you need to enable and add the known languages into the Language tab. Edge translate only works when you have enabled it properly.

Here are the steps to set up the language and edge translate page:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click on the Advanced settings options.
  5. Expand the Language menu within the Advanced section.
  6. Enable the toggle button against — Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read.

Auto-Translate Web Page In Edge Computer

This will enable the translation feature within the Edge computer browser. You can add the known languages in the preference in the order (top = high priority).

How to Enable Auto-Translation in Edge Computer?

If you do not know any specific language (example: Chinese), then you can enable the edge auto translate feature. This will automatically translate text from Chinese to English on detection.

Here are the steps to enable the edge auto translate:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Open any website page in a foreign language (ex: Chinese).
    You will be displayed with the Translate icon in the URL bar.
  3. Hit on the Translate icon to open the options.
  4. If required, change Translate to the field to select the desired output.
  5. Enable the checkbox against Always translate pages from (foreign language).
  6. Hit on the Translate command button.

This will automatically translate the website content without any issues and display the readable version for you.

Auto-Translation Choose Output Language in Translate icon in Edge Computer

You can also change the language of your preference for output translation (step #4) within the browser while translations.

Bottom Line: Edge Translate Page

The Microsoft Edge computer has a built-in translation feature that is powered by Bing Translator and works very smoothly. It offers real-time translations and also the option to choose and change the output language.

It supports more than 30 languages at the moment. However, with growing technology and browser stability updates,  new languages are added being added.

I personally find the translation feature quite helpful. Especially when I have to refer to websites written in a foreign language for my work. This also brings in different perspectives of native speakers. By the use of the edge auto-translate feature, I was able to track down the Chinese guy who was using my work without my permission. Well, it could happen because I could read the solution well which was translated from Spanish to English for me.

Similarly, you can also enable translation in Edge android. Even the mobile browser offers similar features as a computer browser.

What do you think about the translation? Do you find this feature helpful on your Microsoft Edge browser?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
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  1. Molinda says:

    how do you translate english pages into foreign languages? Not everyone reads and understands English well the first time. Ideally to a wide variety of Asian, African and South American languages.

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