Google Translate has come a long way of becoming: from a banal word-by-word translation to a quite comfortable translation of phrases and texts. Moreover, in the latter case, it is often not even necessary to refer to the original in order to determine the context of some phrases. In this regard, many users use the translator built into the Google Chrome browser to comfortably view sites in foreign languages. Unfortunately, from time to time in its work there are failures.

It may happen that the translator fails to recognize a site in a foreign language or refuses to start at all. Let’s figure out what to do if Google Translate does not work in Chrome on a smartphone and computer.

Translator in Chrome – how to enable

Google Translate is a very powerful tool built into Chrome.

After it became necessary to constantly view sites in English, I really appreciated the progress and convenience of the translator built into Chrome. Taking into account the fact that the last time before that I used it, while still studying at the university, and this was seven years ago, the difference, to put it mildly, is significant. Translating an entire page of a site for Google Translate is no longer a problem at all. And it does it quickly. And most importantly, you can understand the essence of the written text almost without straining.

Of course, there are situations when you have to turn to the original and see exactly how this or that phrase or sentence looks like. But in general, the built-in translator copes with its tasks with a bang.

In such a situation, any failure in its operation can bring some difficulties to those users who rely on it. Fortunately, most problems can be resolved fairly quickly and you can continue to use the familiar functionality. If Chrome does not activate the translator in the application on your smartphone, then you need to do the following:

    • Launch Google Chrome .
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Settings” from the menu that appears.
  • Scroll to the very bottom and go to “Languages”.
  • Add the required languages ​​to the “Content Languages” section using “+”, then the text on the sites, where possible, will be displayed in the selected language.
  • Activate the switch “Offer to submit pages in other languages ​​to Google Translate”.
  • Click on the “Advanced” button and in the “Automatically translate pages in these languages” item, add all the necessary languages, upon detection of which Chrome will automatically launch the translator.
  • Return to the browser and launch the page you want to translate.
  • If the transfer did not happen automatically, then click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select “Translate …”.
  • In the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen, set the languages ​​if this did not happen automatically and wait for the translation results.

After these steps, the translation will work correctly enough. If languages ​​are not automatically detected, then start the translation manually through three dots. Fortunately, there is such an opportunity, and it works without failures and problems.

How to make a translator in chrome

Such functions allow pushing the boundaries of communication between people.

But the problem with launching the translator can occur not only on a smartphone, but also on a computer. By the way, its functionality on smartphones and computers is completely different. That is, the translation on these two devices will be exactly the same. Fortunately, the solution is almost the same, only the path in the settings is slightly different:

  • Launch Google Chrome on your computer.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Go to the “Languages” section.
  • Activate the switch “Offer to translate pages if their language is different from the one used in the browser”.
  • In the list above this switch, use the “Add Languages” button to add the languages ​​you visit periodically.
  • In all added languages, press three dots in turn and check the box “Offer to translate pages in this language”.
  • Close the browser and reopen.
  • Go to the page you want to translate.
  • If the translation does not occur automatically, then in the address bar, click on the Google Translate icon.
  • Install languages ​​if they are not defined and wait for the translation to finish.

After these settings, I never had to manually activate the translation. The browser automatically detects all the foreign languages ​​I need and translates all pages fairly accurately . In fact, after actively using this feature, I can hardly imagine a browser without this feature. If you are not fluent in a foreign language, then it is these useful features that allow you to push the boundaries and read the news and communicate with people in other languages. Of course, Google Translate will not replace professional literary translation in the near future, but it will be easy to understand the main idea of ​​the text. In general, I advise you to make the necessary settings and study any information you need in different languages.