August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • A new partial translation feature has been spotted on Google Chrome’s Canary channel.
  • The tool lets you translate selected text on a web page into any supported language.
  • It is not fully operational at this time, but it gives us an idea of Chrome’s upcoming translation update.

Google Translate has seen a number of functional improvements in recent months, but it still lacks one key feature: the ability to translate selected text. That could change soon, if a new feature spotted in Chrome Canary is any indication.

The search giant appears to be working on a partial translation option in Chrome’s Canary channel, as discovered by Reddit user Leopeva64-2 (opens in new tab) (via 9to5Google (opens in new tab)). The feature will allow you to translate portions of a webpage into any language that the service supports.

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