Ever ended up on a webpage in a different language and wished you could translate it instantly? With the latest versions of Safari for Mac, you can use a native translation feature to convert a webpage from a foreign language to your native tongue. This is fantastic for many obvious reasons, particularly if you want to read international news from an original source rather than a regurgitated spin version from a US outlet.
Safari’s built-in language translation feature is available for all modern versions of Safari, so as long as you’re running Safari 14 or newer in macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, or newer, you’ll be good to go. If you’re on an earlier version of MacOS, then you may find use in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, which also have native language translation features available, or you could use an iPhone or iPad if they’re
How to Translate Webpage Language in Safari for Mac
Assuming your Mac is running a modern version of Safari, here’s how you can translate webpages:
- Launch “Safari” on your Mac from the Dock, Applications folder, or Spotlight.2. Head over to the website or webpage that needs to be translated. (If you just want to try it out, check out something like https://www.lemonde.fr) Once the page loads up, you’ll notice a new Translate icon on the right side of the address bar, as shown below.3. Click on the Translate icon and choose “Translate to English”. Also, keep a note of the Preferred Languages option for now if you’re interested in translating to a different language.4. Since you’re using the built-in translator for the first time, you’ll get a pop-up as shown here. Click on “Enable Translation” to continue.
- 5. The page will now be translated into English. If you want to access the original page for any reason, click on the translate icon and choose “View Original”.
6. If you want to translate the page to a different language, click on “Preferred Languages”. This will take you to the “Language & Region” settings on your Mac. Here, click on the “+” icon under Preferred languages.7. Now, simply select the language you want to use and click on “Add”. Now, this language will also be available in the translation menu along with English.There you go. Now you’ve learned how to take advantage of the new built-in translator in Safari on your Mac.
If you’re unable to find the native translator in Safari and you are running Safari 14 or later, it’s probably because you’re living in an unsupported region or trying to use an unsupported language. This new feature is currently limited to users living in the United States, UK, and Canada, but will expand as time goes on. If you’re too impatient to wait, you can change your Mac’s region to either of these countries and then access the
Do you use an iPhone or iPad as your primary mobile device? If you’ve updated your device to iOS 14/iPadOS 14 or later, you will be pleased to know
We hope you were able to access Safari’s built-in translator and convert foreign webpages to English without any issues. What are your overall thoughts on this addition to Safari? Let us know your experiences, thoughts, and tips in the comments!