A valuable skill in the modern world is reading and understanding content in foreign languages. Whether you’re traveling, studying, or simply interested in learning a new language, being able to translate can provide you with more information and knowledge.
Fortunately, Google offers a quick and easy way to translate not just text but entire webpages in a few clicks. Here, we will explain how to translate whole webpages into any language and change how you browse the web using Google Translate.
How to Translate Pages in Google Chrome 2023
Many online tools allow you to translate webpages. Here, there are two ways to use the web-based service Google Translate: its translation pop-up and Chrome extension. Here is how you can use either to translate webpages:
1. Automatic Translation Pop-Up
To learn how the pop-up works, start by entering a website in a foreign language from your preferred language. For this example, we will use AlloCiné, a French website.
When you enter a website in a foreign language, the translation pop-up will automatically appear in the address bar. The webpage should automatically translate to the preferred language you have set. If you need to use the pop-up again, simply click the icon. The pop-up has an Ellipsis (the three vertical dots) that gives you five options, including choosing another language and always or never translating a specific language. Once you have translated a webpage, you can navigate the site and read the content without issues.
2. Google Translate Chrome Extension
Chrome Extension While the translation pop-up is an easy option for many and appears by default unless changed in Chrome settings, the official browser extension is also an option.
You can easily install and add Google Translate to your Chrome browser for free. With this extension, you can translate text by highlighting and clicking the small icon to reveal the original and translated word. And you can, of course, translate websites.
When you highlight a word using the extension, you get the translation and a definition. You can even use the Google Translate extension to translate documents. Turn off the translation pop-up in the Chrome settings if you are using the extension, as there would be no reason to have both active simultaneously. And you can remove the extension to continue using the translation pop-up.
How to Turn Translation On and Off in Google Chrome
You can use the Chrome settings to customize your Google Translate preferences.
Click on the Ellipsis in the top-right corner and click Settings from the context menu. From the left-hand tab, click Languages and scroll down to the bottom to find the Google Translate section. You can efficiently turn Google Translate on and off by clicking the toggle. In addition, you can choose your preferred language to translate to and add or remove languages to automatically or never translate.
If you decide you don’t need Google Translate, you can click the toggle to make it gray. You will not have to restart your browser once you do this. The pop-up won’t appear, and the icon won’t be in the address bar. Many alternatives to Google Translate work just as well.
Make Webpage Translation Easy in Google Chrome
Anyone wanting to read webpages in foreign languages will find Google Translate a helpful resource. Translating webpages allows you to access and navigate websites easily.
Online translation couldn’t be more straightforward with Google Translate, whether using the translation pop-up or the Chrome extension. It can be a convenient way to learn a new language. But it’s necessary to check the accuracy, as it’s not always correct.
Not only can you translate text and websites, but you can also translate Word documents. Google Docs allows you to translate documents quickly.