Would you like that in English? Google Translate now built into Chrome browser

If Google’s blanket advertising campaigns for its web browser Chrome haven’t bamboozled you into trying the browser – then perhaps this nifty translation feature will.

Popping up a bar if Chrome senses you are viewing a page in another language, it asks if you want to translate the page.

Sure translation engines have been around for a while, but this feature means the webpage is left intact and one click is all that is required to translate the page into English (or Swahili or whatever your preferred language is).

As the presenter says: “sometimes the translation comes up better than others but you can usually get the gist of what the translation is about.”

It’s not just your browser, it’s your multilingual friend…

[via the Google blog]

Anna Leach