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How to change the language of a website

Looking to translate your website? This guide provides the best methods for doing so, whether you're using a browser or mobile device.


If you ever wanted to change the language of a website - you are in luck! This blog post will show you how to do just that! 

Regardless of whether you want to view a website in another language, or translate your website: This guide lists the right solutions for you.

How to translate a website using Google Chrome?

Google Chrome has built-in support for translating websites, note however that this does not run local and therefore you should be careful when translating sensitive content.

To translate websites using Google Chrome perform the following steps:

  1. Open up Google Chrome. 
  2. Go to a website in a foreign language. 
  3. Click on the small translation icon in the URL bar.
  4. Choose your language, and the website will appear translated in one second.

If want to always translate websites, you can also do this by pressing on the three dots and choosing "Always Translate".

Now, every time you come across a website that is not in your language, Chrome will automatically offer to translate it for you. This process usually works quite well – however, some words or sentence structures might get translated incorrectly.

Built-in browser translation in ChromeImage: Built-in browser translation in Chrome on Windows

How to translate a website using Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft Edge is the successor to Internet Explorer, and like its predecessor, it also offers built-in support for website translation.

To translate websites using Microsoft Edge perform the following steps:

  1. Open up Microsoft Edge 
  2. Go to a website in a foreign language 
  3. Click on the small translation icon in the URL bar.
  4. Choose your language, and the website will appear translated in one second.

As with Google Chrome, you can also set Microsoft Edge to always translate websites. To do this, click on the "Always Translate" checkbox that appears in step 4.

Built-in browser translation in Microsoft EdgeImage: Built-in browser translation in Microsoft Edge on Windows

How to translate a website on iOS?

If you are using an iPhone or iPad, translating websites is just as easy. Apple's mobile operating system offers built-in support for website translation.

To translate a website on your iOS device perform the following steps:

  1. Open up Safari.
  2. Go to a website in a foreign language 
  3. Tap on the font size icon in the URL bar.
  4. Click on "Translate to your language".

iOS will automatically show you a translated version of that webpage - provided that it can find a suitable translation. In some cases, however, no automatic translation is possible and Safari will not offer you a translation option.

Built-in browser translation in Safari on iOSImage: Built-in browser translation in Safari on iOS

How to properly translate a website as a webmaster?

As earlier noted, translations done by browsers are often lacking context and can sometimes even mistranslate important information.

If you want to offer your visitors a proper translation of your website. While you could employ an expensive translation agency, another better option is to use Dilingual.

Dilingual enables you to translate your website yourself with the power of machine translation. Entirely for free.

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