Microsoft is expanding the Translation feature in new Microsoft Edge: Edge in Canary or dev, for a set of users, allows translating selected text on a foreign language page to default language or English.
After launching Chromium Edge, Microsoft added a built-in Translate feature to the new Edge. Currently, Chrome and new Microsoft Edge are the only browsers that offer full-page translation natively without the need to rely on extensions.
The translate feature in the new Edge is available by default, and also present in Immersive Reader. To the latest, Microsoft is testing another cool feature related to Translation that is not present in Chrome, which is the ability to translate selected text.
To translate selected text in a new Microsoft Edge browser
- Ensure you’re using the latest Canary or Dev
- Visit non-English web page
- Select some text and right-click and select ” Translate selection to English”
Edge will do the rest and informs when the selected part of the page is translated.
Edge Dev recently received download options prompt, Smooth scrolling for PDFs, Table of contents for PDFs, and automatic strong passwords generation. Some of the features available to a subset of users are vertical tabs and Web Capture.
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