Microsoft Edge Chromium to Get Translate Feature This Month

The Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge is projected to receive a built-in translation option by the end of the month, according to a company engineer.

The rollout of the translation feature kicked off earlier this month, and a Microsoft developer said on the community website (via TechDows) that by the end of April, all users running the Canary build should get this feature.

“There is nothing additional that you need to do to get translate. Translate feature rollout is under progress and by end of the month all Canary users should have it,” the post reads.

The feature arrives on systems running Microsoft Edge Canary with an option to “offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read.” Additionally, the browser comes with a new translate icon in the address bar to fire up the translation engine and instantly translate a page to a desired language.

Coming to Dev build in early May

This new option works pretty much the same as in Google Chrome, and given Microsoft Edge is now based on Chromium, it makes sense for the translation feature to also become available on all supported platforms.

For the time being, however, the translation tool is only available in the Canary build, so it could take a little bit longer until it goes live in the Dev builds. Microsoft releases updates for Microsoft Edge Canary every day, whereas the Dev build is updated weekly. Based on this schedule, the Dev version of the new Edge should get the translation option in early May.

Microsoft hasn’t offered an ETA as to when beta and stable builds of Microsoft Edge would become available for download, as development is still under way on both Windows and macOS. The existing preview build can only be installed on Windows 10 (and previous Windows versions, although this isn’t recommended).


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