Google Chrome Webpage Auto-Translation

Posted by jonathan at 2:37pm EST on 03/19/2010

I just noticed a killer feature as I was using Chrome just now. Automatic webpage translation.

When I went to a webpage that was in French, it offered to automatically translate it into English for me.

This is awesome!

UPDATE: Google has an official post on this product release.

7 Responses to “Google Chrome Webpage Auto-Translation”

  1. AK Works

    Mar 19th, 2010

    Yeah this was announced a couple of days ago on Google’s blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/brabhsalai-greasain-ilteangach-or.html

    Sweet new feature, for sure.

    Now to translate Chinese docs to see what they think of Google vs. China & all the talk about the yuan

  2. Chrome Story

    Mar 19th, 2010

    This is quite annoying for many users .. I had to post an entry on how to disable this feature ;)

  3. Jonathan Dingman

    Mar 22nd, 2010

    Thanks! I updated the post with the link to the Google blog.

    I for one, find it very useful, so I wouldn’t want to disable it.

  4. çeviri

    May 8th, 2010

    Google continues to position itself as world’s most innovative internet data organizer with a benchmark of relevancy, speed and simplicity.

  5. Husein

    May 11th, 2010

    Extremely useful transaction with a fairly smooth user experience. I wish that clicking the “google translate” entry on the transaction’s right click menu would take the user to the actual google translate web page.

    • Jonathan Dingman

      May 11th, 2010

      I actually disagree, I like how it translates it right on the page – it gives better context and it’s a better user experience because you stay on the site.

      It seems with this product, Google isn’t serving their own interest of sending the user back to a Google property, but actually trying to help the webmaster of the site.

  6. sudha

    Oct 25th, 2011

    Google Chrome automatically searches the page as you type, highlighting potential matches in yellow. You can also quickly see where all the matches are located on a webpage, using the yellow markers on the scrollbar.

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