The new Microsoft Edge browser which is based on Chromium is better than the earlier one. It has many interesting features, tons of extensions, and more features are added regularly. One of such features is immersive reader mode that makes a webpage clutter-free. With the immersive reading mode enabled for a webpage, it removes unwanted elements such as ads, scripts, etc., from a webpage. Only the main content (like text and images) is visible so that you can focus better while reading the webpage. Now, this immersive reader feature becomes more useful as it comes with a page translation option. Yes, you can translate a webpage to some other language while using immersive reader mode in Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge Chromium uses Bing translator to translate a webpage to some other language. There are 50+ languages available to translate a webpage in immersive reader mode. Though this fantastic feature is currently present in the developer edition of Microsoft Edge Chromium, it will be a part of its stable version too. You can try this feature using the developer edition or use it later when the stable version gets this update.
You can see a sample GIF below. As visible, I translated a webpage to a different language while using immersive reading mode of Microsoft Edge.
Let’s check the steps.
Steps to Translate a Webpage in Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge Chromium:
1). Launch Microsoft Edge Chromium browser and then open a webpage that can be opened in immersive reader mode.
2). Press ‘F9‘ hotkey to turn on immersive reader. You can also click on the book icon available just before Favorite (or bookmark) icon in the address bar to enable this mode. See the screenshot below.
You can use the same hotkey and icon to turn off immersive reader.
3). After opening immersive reader, click on the Reading preferences option. You will see a pop-up.
4). From the drop-down menu, select a language, and turn on ‘Translate entire page‘ button.
Hindi, English, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, Chinese, Czech, Polish, Romanian, French, Dutch, Arabic, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish, Ukrainian, Filipino, Korean, Danish, Italian, Slovak, and other languages are available for translation.
That’s it! The page will be translated into the selected language quickly.
In a similar way, you can select any other available language and turn the webpage to that language.
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This feature to translate a webpage in immersive reader in Microsoft Edge Chromium is fantastic. It is pretty useful for all those users like me who use immersive reader mode frequently and feel the need to translate the page. Try it.