Google Chrome: how to activate or deactivate the translation

Google Chrome allows you to automatically translate a web page that is not written in the browser's default language. However, like most online translation programs, it can be a little bit unreliable. If you do not need it, or if you use another translation service, here is how to disable Chrome.

How to activate or deactivate the translation

The first thing you want to do is turn on Google Chrome, click on the menu icon and then on «Settings». Alternatively, you can type chrome: // settings / in the address bar to go directly there.

Once in the Settings menu, scroll down and click on "Advanced".

Scroll a little more down until you see the Languages ​​heading, then click on "Language".

By default, Chrome has the translation enabled. If you want to disable this function, click on the switch button in the off position. If you are going to continue using the translation function, do nothing.

When browsing to a site that has been translated automatically by Chrome, a Google Translate icon appears on the Omnibox. To see what is available for the site or the language-specific options, click the Translate icon.

Last steps in Google Chrome

From here on, you can choose to translate the page into the original language, or you can click on the "Options" drop-down button for other options, such as always translate the language, never translate the language or never translate the website current. You can also change the language settings.

If you have more than one language added to your browser, Chrome will usually only offer to translate web pages into the browser's primary language. By default, Chrome's translation of additional languages ​​added is disabled.

But if you prefer that Chrome also take care of these languages, click on more (three points next to a language) next to the language and check the option «Offer to translate pages in this language». This allows Chrome to translate specific languages ​​for you in the future.