How to Translate a Web Page Automatically on Mobile and Desktop
When we browse the Internet, we often come across web pages in a foreign language. However, you don’t have to worry because browsers can easily translate the entire page on mobile (iPhone, iPad, and Android) or desktop (Windows and Mac).
Whether it’s a region-specific website or part of it in a foreign language, you can easily translate it into your native language. We’ll show you how to translate web pages across different browsers on mobile and PC. Let’s start.
How to Translate a Web Page on Google Chrome on Desktop
Google Chrome has had a handy translation feature for quite some time. It can automatically detect and translate web pages in a foreign language on mobile and PC.
Read on to learn how to enable Google Chrome translation feature for PC.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome, click on the three-dot menu icon and go to Settings.
2nd step: Scroll down to access advanced settings. There, expand the language settings and enable “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read” if it isn’t already on.
Step 3: Go to the page you want to translate. As the page loads, a popup will appear at the top asking you to translate the webpage. Switch to your default language (in this case, English) and the webpage should be translated accordingly.
If the pop-up does not appear automatically, you can ask Chrome to translate the webpage after right-clicking anywhere in an empty space and selecting the “Translate to English” option from the list.
The pop-up window should now appear and you can translate the web page to your language of choice.
How to Translate a Web Page on Google Chrome on Mobile
Like its desktop counterpart, Chrome for Android and iOS also has a feature that can translate web pages instantly. So translating web pages on Android or iPhone is almost the same. For this article, we will be using an Android phone to show how to translate the webpage in the Google Chrome app.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and navigate to the webpage you want to translate.
2nd step: Click the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner and select Translate.
Step 3: A language bar should appear at the bottom of the screen. The page should automatically translate into English (your default language). You can click the three-dot icon in the language bar to select another language or save your preferences.
To enable automatic translation in Google Chrome, click on the three-dot menu icon and go to Settings. Next, scroll down and tap Languages under Advanced settings. Finally, activate the option “Offer to translate pages that are not in a language you read”.
That’s it. Now, Chrome will automatically present you with the language bar whenever it detects a webpage in a foreign language.
How to Translate a Web Page on Microsoft Edge
Like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge also offers a translation feature to easily translate web pages. Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge, click on the three-dot menu icon and go to Settings.
2nd step: Now switch to the Languages tab and activate the option “Offer to translate pages that are not in a language I read”.
Step 3: Now visit any webpage you want to translate. Edge will automatically detect it and give you the option to translate. Click on Translate when it is.
Translating a webpage in Edge is a somewhat similar experience to what you get in Chrome.
How to Translate a Web Page in Safari on Mac
Following in the footsteps of Chrome and Edge, Apple also introduced the Translate feature for Mac and iPhone with Safari 14. Although the feature is still in beta, it worked perfectly in our experience on Mac and iPhone.
Here’s how to translate web pages in Safari on Mac.
Step 1: Open a website in another language on Safari. Wait for the page to load and you will find a translation icon in the URL bar.
2nd step: Tap the translate icon and choose “Translate to English”.
If you are using this feature for the first time, you will first be prompted to activate the feature. Click Enable Translation when prompted.
Once activated, the page will be automatically translated into your preferred language.
How to Translate a Web Page in Safari on iPhone or iPad
Translating web pages on iPhone is now easier than ever because Safari for iPhone also has a built-in translation feature. Here’s how to use it.
To translate a webpage in Safari, navigate to the website in a foreign language.
Next, tap the ‘aA’ icon at the top and select the ‘Translate to English’ option. Click Enable Translation to confirm.
This should translate the webpage for you. You can tap the translation icon at the top and choose View Original to revert the webpage to its original language.
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In a world powered by the Internet, language should not be an obstacle. Not with such feature-rich browsers at your disposal. Enabling and using the translation feature will remove these barriers, bringing you closer to your favorite content faster than ever.