How to use the Translation Bar

Google Chrome’s built-in translation bar helps you read more of the web, regardless of the language of the web page you are on.

Look for the translation bar at the top of the page whenever you come across a page written in a language that isn’t one of your preferred web page languages. To translate the page, click Translate. To dismiss the translation bar without translating the page, click Nope.

Enabling or disable the translation bar

  • Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).
  • Click the Under the Bonnet tab.
  • Use the “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language I read” checkbox to adjust this feature.

Adjusting translation bar settings

  • Set pages written in a particular language always to be automatically translated. Click Options at the end of the translation bar and select Always translate [language] to English.
  • Control whether the translation bar should show up for specific sites and languages. Click Options at the end of the translation bar and select one of the following:
  1. Select Never translate [language] if you don’t want to see the bar for the language that you’re viewing.
  2.  Select Never translate this site if you don’t want to see the bar for pages within the site that you’re visiting.
  • Right-click any page and select Translate to English, even if you disable the translation bar for a site or language.
  • The translation bar is triggered whenever you visit a language that isn’t written in one of your preferred web page languages.

How automatic translation works with Google Chrome Browser

The contents of a page are only sent to Google if you choose to translate them; otherwise, they are never sent to Google to detect the language. If you choose to translate a page, the text of that page is sent to Google’s translation service for translation. Your cookies are not sent along with that request and, if the page that you are on is encrypted with SSL, Google Chrome also sends the translation request over SSL.

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