Translate documents & websites

You can translate websites and documents on some devices.

Translate websites

  1. In your browser, go to Google Translate.
  2. Choose the languages to translate to and from.
    • To automatically set the original language of a website, click Detect language.
  3. In the text box, enter a URL.
  4. Click the URL that appears. This opens a new tab with the translated website.

Switch between original & translated websites

When you open a translated website, you can switch between the original and translated versions.

On medium to large screens

  • Option 1: At the top left, click the language tabs.
  • Option 2: At the top right, click the Down arrow Down Arrow to open the dropdown menu. Select Translation or Original.

On small screens

  • Option 1: At the top left, click the language tabs.
  • Option 2: At the top right, click More More. In the expanded menu, next to “Show original page,” click the switch  to change between the original and translated website.

Change the language of a translated website

After you open a translated website, you can change the translation language.

  1. Check that you’re on the translated website.
  2. At the top, in the translation language tab, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
Tip: If you think the original language of the website is incorrect, click the the original language tab and then Down arrow Down Arrow.

Website translation widget

If you’re an academic institution or government, nonprofit, or non-commercial website, you may be eligible to sign up for the Google Translate Website Translator shortcut. This tool translates web content into over 100 languages. To get the Website Translator shortcut, sign up on our website translation form.

Translate documents

You can translate documents up to 10MB in size and in any of these formats: .doc, .docx, .odf, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .ps, .rtf, .txt, .xls, .xlsx.

Important: Document translation isn’t currently supported on smaller screens or mobile.

  1. In your browser, go to Google Translate.
  2. At the top, click Documents.
  3. Choose the languages to translate to and from.
    • To automatically set the original language of a website, click Detect language.
  4. Click Browse your computer.
  5. Select the file you want to translate.
  6. Click View Translation or Download translation.
    • This phrase changes based on your document format.
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