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How to translate a web page using Google Translate for Android

21 mayo, 2021

It is very easy to translate text with the Google Translate app for Android, which also allows you to translate the text of an image with a little more difficulty. Now how do you do to translate a web page with Android?

You probably know that the web version of Google Translate allows you to translate web pages by pasting the web address in the box, but if you try to do the same in the app you will be disappointed: it does not work there. However, it is possible to use Google Translate to translate web pages, although the method is slightly different. We will see two ways to achieve it.

Option 1: with Google Chrome

How could it be otherwise, Google Chrome uses Google’s translator for web page translations. These translations can be auto suggest by Google Chrome when it detects that the web page is in another language, although if not, you can always request the translation manually.

To do this you need to tap on the menu button and select Translate… This opens the translation bar at the bottom of the window, where two languages ​​are displayed: the detected language and the language to which it will be translated. Tap on this language (for example, Spanish), to translate the web page.

More lenguajes

If you want to translate the web page to another language you must tap on the menu button in the language bar and select More lenguajes. Similarly, if Google has detected the wrong original language, you can use the option The page is not in …? to manually enter the source language.

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Option 2: With Google Translate

The above method is fine, but what if you don’t use google chrome as a browser? Even if you don’t like Google’s browser, its translator is still one of the best and you can use it to translate web pages.

To translate web pages using the Google Translate app you must use share menu from the browser. This menu may vary from browser to browser, but almost certainly any application you use to browse the Internet will include the option to share the current web page with other applications. Choose then Translator on the list.


Interestingly, the translation does not open in Google Translate, but it will be displayed in the default browser. The translator bar is included at the top of the screen, where you can adjust both the source and target languages, if you would like any other configuration.