Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Automatic Translation in Google Chrome

Google recently announced a new feature in the beta version of Google Chrome. The beta version of Chrome now offers automatic translations of webpages without the need for plug-ins or browser extensions. Now when you're browsing the web in Chrome and you come across a webpage that is written in a language other than the one set as your preferred language, Chrome will offer you a prompt asking you if you would like to have the page translated.

The translations in Chrome, of course, are performed by Google Translate. Like most beta products, there are probably some kinks that need to be worked out. The video below offers a little overview of the automatic translation feature in latest beta version of Google Chrome.


Applications for Education
The automatic translation option in this latest version of Chrome could be handy for foreign language students, ESL/ELL students, and teachers of those students.

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