As you may remember, Microsoft was working to add their own Translator service as a feature to the Chromium-based Edge browser. With Edge 76.0.144 which was released yesterday, Translator goes live and can be enabled with a special flag.
Microsoft Translator is a multilingual translation cloud service created and maintained by Microsoft. Its engine is used in various products of the company, including Bing, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, Skype, and more.
Speaking of Edge, its 'classic' version doesn't include a native option to translate web pages. Microsoft had released a separate extension to integrate Microsoft Translator with the browser.
Chromium Edge has received a native feature that brings Microsoft Translator to the browser instead of the Google Translator service which is disabled in this new Edge app.
To Enable Translator in Microsoft Edge Chromium,
- Update your Edge Canary to version 188.8.131.52. This should be done automatically on your computer.
edge://flagsin the address bar.
- Type translate in the flag search box.
- Enable the Microsoft Edge Translate flag.
- Restart the browser.
This will add an extra option to the Edge settings page. Now, you can open Settings > Languages and ensure that the toggle option Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read is enabled. In my case, it was enabled by default.
The Microsoft Translator icon appears in the address bar, in the main menu of the browser, and is also available in the context menu of a page. You can use it to translate the pages you browse back and forth.
Clicking on the option opens a dialog that allows choosing the desired language to translate the open page. The implementation is similar to Google's native option, the difference is in the backend service only.
Here is everything you need to know about the new Microsoft Edge browser:
- Microsoft Edge Chromium Dynamically Changes Its User Agent
- Microsoft Edge Chromium Warns When Running as Administrator
- Change Search Engine In Microsoft Edge Chromium
- Hide or Show Favorites Bar in Microsoft Edge Chromium
- Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium
- Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium
- Chrome Features Removed and Replaced by Microsoft in Edge
- Microsoft Released Chromium-based Edge Preview Versions
- Chromium-Based Edge to Support 4K and HD Video Streams
- Microsoft Edge Insider extension now available in Microsoft Store
- Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Edge Insider Addons Page Revealed
- Microsoft Translator is Now Integrated with Microsoft Edge Chromium