Microsoft Translator is now integrated with Microsoft Edge Chromium. In this blog post, learn how you can manage this feature.
Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser has introduced the native Microsoft Translator integration, with which it is possible to translate web pages. In the classic version of Edge browser, it was necessary for you to download it as an extension.
The web pages translation feature first made its appearance in the Edge Canary version 220.127.116.11. When you open a website in a different language, the browser shows a quick dialog box that let you translate the text into your preferred language.
Apart from this, you can also choose always to render web pages into a specific language. The Integration of Microsoft Translator works similar to the classic extension, but this time you don’t have to download it separately.
Previously, the web translation functionality in Edge browser is under A/B testing, and a limited number of the people was able to enjoy the functionality.
Update: 23/05/2019 – Starting with Edge Canary version 18.104.22.168, the translation feature works with default settings. There’s no need to enable the following flag for using it.
Update: 30/04/2019 – Starting with Edge Canary version 22.214.171.124, the company introduced a flag to enable the translator (for those who don’t have it yet).
Enable and Disable Translation of Web Pages in Chromium Edge
First of all you need, copy-paste the following flag address and hit enter.
Next, using the drop-down change the settings from Default to Enabled. At last, click on the Relaunch now button. To apply the changes.
This will enable the Microsoft Translator feature in Edge browser. From now onwards, the Translation feature should start working in Microsoft Edge browser.
The translation feature is active by default; you can disable or enable it by following these simple steps:
1. Launch Microsoft Edge on your computer.
2. Click on the ‘Settings and more‘ (…) icon available on the upper-right corner from the menu select Settings.
3. On the left pane, switch to the Languages tab. On the right pane, you will find an entry which reads “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you reads.“
Here’s how Edge Translation page looks like:
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