How to translate web pages in Chrome for mobile

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Chrome , Google's browser , has become one of the most used on the market, both on desktop and mobile devices, even exceeding 50 percent of the global share . If you are one of those who have Chrome as the header browser , this information may interest you. Do you know that your browser can translate entire web pages thanks to Google's own Translate ? The mechanism is simple and you really just have to activate it. Once we have given permission, the translator will transform a page that is in whatever language is to a version of the one that you have configured as a favorite. The process is simple, but before starting, we would recommend updating the browser to have all the options we need to access ready. For the rest, rest assured: the activation process is super fast and does not present major problems. Let's go there!

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First, update the browser

Are you one of those who accumulate updates for almost all your applications? In that case, you should launch the one corresponding to Chrome as soon as possible . It will only take a few minutes. If you don't know how to do it, follow these instructions:

1. Unlock the phone and access the Google Play Store , the Google application store .

2. Once inside, click on the hamburger button (three horizontal lines) and select My applications and games .

3. Look for Chrome in the Installed tab . If it says "Update", it is pending an update, so click on it to start the download and subsequent installation. If the app is up-to-date (or when you've finished the process), Chrome should no longer appear here.

You do not have to do anything else. Just make sure (for the download) you are connected to a wireless WiFi network.

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How to activate translations

1. That 's it, the next step we will take now is to activate the translations. To get started, go to Chrome .

2. First of all, we will make sure that you have the translation activated . Click on the three buttons located at the top right of the page and choose the Settings option and then select Website Settings . Right in the lower section you will see the Google Translate option . Choose Activate . Anyway, the most likely thing is that the application will ask you if you want to translate the page, unless you have already given it the order to do so by default.


2. Return to the browser and access a web page that is in another language.

3. The system will ask you if you want to translate the page , automatically detecting the source and destination languages . Answer yes so that the Google translator does its job . Shortly you will see that the page you have accessed is fully translated into Spanish (or the language that you normally use).

Bear in mind, of course, that Google Translate is an unreliable tool, in the sense that it is a great system to "guess" what it says in the text, but not to take the translation at face value. Sure it will include serious errors, syntactic and concordance problems , but at the very least, it will help you to be a little more oriented while you navigate.

4 . If you want the system to always translate the pages you visit when they are in another language , you will have to tell them immediately. In this way, every time you access a site with these characteristics, the translator will do its job and show you the page in the preferred target language.

5. In this case, a white pop-up window will be displayed at the bottom indicating that the text has been translated. Here you have the option of choosing to show the original text (Show original) or deactivating automatic translations as long as the texts are in that language.