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How to Auto-Translate a Webpage in Microsoft Edge Computer

Microsoft Edge, along with its very own Bing Translation, has built a browser feature to translate page content into selected output language. We can also customize the output language and even enable the auto-translation feature that converts the page text into a known language automatically.

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

A few days back, I discovered that someone from China had copied and published my whole article on his blog without giving me any credit. It devastated me. When I tried searching for a solution on google, the solution was in German, 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 a feature that automatically translates foreign languages into the native or set of available languages. It uses Bing Translation to convert the foreign text within the website to replace it with readable text.

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

Translate Web Page

The Microsoft Edge chromium has built-in support for translation. However, you must enable and add the available languages to the Language tab. Edge translate only works when you have enabled it correctly.

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

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge Computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
  4. Expand the Language menu.
  5. 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 available languages in the preferred order (top = high priority).

Enable Auto-Translation

You can enable the edge auto-translate feature if you do not know any specific language (for example, Chinese). 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 issues and display the readable version.

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 translating.

Bottom Line: Edge Translate Page

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

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

I 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. Using the edge auto-translate feature, I could track down the Chinese guy who was using my work without my permission.

It could happen because I could read the solution well, which was translated from Spanish to English.

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?

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1 thought on “How to Auto-Translate a Webpage in Microsoft Edge Computer”

  1. 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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