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[How To] Use Translator Extension For Microsoft Edge In Windows 10

Microsoft Edge has seen a lot of changes and improvements in Anniversary Update. One of the most talked about feature is the extensions that are now available for Edge. Since March this year, when Microsoft released the first set of extensions to the Insiders for preview, we have seen the list continuously growing. Developers are taking keen interest to bring out their extensions for this emerging browser. One of such extension is Microsoft Translator which was the part of first stream released for testing. In today’s guide, we will show you how to use Translator extension for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.

Use Translator Extension For Microsoft Edge

Needless to say, you need to have Anniversary Update installed for trying out the extensions for Edge. Hence, if you still haven’t upgraded your PC to Anniversary Update, learn here how to download it for free. Once Windows 10 version 1607 is up and running on your system, follow on to the below steps for checking out Translator extension for Edge:

1. Assuming that you have Microsoft Edge open, click on the horizontal ellipsis menu (three dots) on the top right corner. Click Extension from the menu items.

2. It will open up the list of extensions already downloaded for Edge and also an option to get more extensions. Click on Get extensions from the Store to navigate to the Extension outlet present in Windows Store.

3. A Store window will spring up containing all the extensions presently available for Microsoft Edge. Select Translator for Microsoft Edge among the available options.

4. Up next, click Install to get this extension on-board.

5. Once installation is completed, steer back to the Edge window. You’ll notice a notification saying that a new extension has been added to your Edge browser. All the permissions for Translator extension will be listed there along with an option to activate it. Click Turn it on to make it available for use.

6. Once turned on, the extension will be available for active utilization. If you stumble upon any website in foreign language, you can see a translator icon present in the address bar. You can readily translate your page to your local language by clicking Translate this page button (as shown in the image below).

7. Corresponding page in question will be reloaded but this time it will open up in your selected target language.

8. You can configure the default language every foreign page should translate to. Navigate to the Translator options menu (Menu > Extensions > Translator for Microsoft Edge > Options) to customize its settings. In the options window, select your preferred language from the dropdown menu under Translate pages to section. You can check the box Always translate foreign language pages without askingto activate auto-translation.

That is it, folks! Hope it comes in handy. There are many other extensions also that are available for Edge which you can download and try out in the same way. Many more are currently in development. Edge is finally getting the love it deserves.

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