How to Translate a Page on Chrome

Google Translate add-on has some handy features that enable you to translate a site easily. With basically just a few clicks of a button you can translate webpage chrome. You just need to adjust the Settings a bit and the translation feature is enabled. Another great thing about this add-on is that it is also compatible with other browsers. Below I’ll be giving you the steps on how to translate a page on Chrome:

How to translate a page on Google chrome

On every web page you open Google Chrome has a translate bar. Simply locate the translation bar at the top right hand corner of the page, this helps whenever you come across a page that is written in a language that is not in your preferred web page language(s). Translation can be done automatically or manually as described below:

How to translate a page in chrome automatically

Apply the follow steps to enable automatic translation in Google Chrome in case you have currently it disabled;

  • Click the spanner icon on the Chrome browser toolbar;
  • Select and click on “Settings”;
  • Navigate to the “Show advanced settings” button and the click on it;
  • From the “Languages” section, select the “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read” checkbox to adjust translation preference.
  • Tap on the button to the right and click on “ON”;
  • On the web page you want to translate, right click and select Translate to English (or your preferred language).

Each time you are on a webpage with a foreign language, Google Chrome will offer you the translate option, and the entire page will be translated in just a single click. You also get the on or off options to control which language or website you need auto translate on.

How to translate a website manually

In case the automatic set up does not work for you, there is also a manual option you can apply. Simply download Chrome Extension for Google Translate. The extension also automatically detects if the language of a page is different from the language you’re using for your Google Chrome interface. If you need to write using a language that your computer doesn’t support, using the Google Input Tools Chrome extension enable easy translation. To add the Google translate add-on extension to your chrome browser;

  • Launch Chrome browser;
  • From the drop down box in the main menu (it’s at the top right hand corner of your screen), click on “Settings”;
  • Once the “Settings” tab has loaded, click on the “Extensions” button(it’s on the left hand corner of the page);
  • Then navigate to the bottom of the page and to click on “Get more extensions”;
  • Note that the Google Chrome store will lunch in a new tab. Go to the search bar at the top left hand corner and type in “Google Translate”;
  • Search for the Google Translate at the top of the search results found under “Extensions”;
  • The click on the  “Add to Chrome” button (it’s a blue button);
  • You will be asked to confirm if you want it installed or not;
  • Once installed it is instantly added to your browser;
  • The Google translate button should now be seen at the top-right hand corner of your browser;
  • Now whenever you’re on a site that isn’t translating page to English, Google Translate will automatically detect if the site is not in English. Note the grey bar loading at the at the top of the screen asking if you want the site translated.
  • Click on the “Translate” and the site will be automatically  translated in the same tab of your current web page;
  • You can also choose different languages by selecting a language in the drop-down menu;
  • And if you want to change the settings for this add-on, click “Options” in the right-hand side of the grey bar.

While the Google Translator page might be the more commonly used and known way to translate web content to your preferred language, there are a few other shortcuts that come in handy, and I hope these tips have been able to help you explore more web pages to translate page chrome to languages you understand without having to switch back and forth tabs.