Google this evening has announced a new Chrome extension that ties directly in with Google Translate. The new extension allows you to highlight a piece of text on a web page and then click the Translate icon that pops up. Alternatively, you can right-click on a phrase and choose “Google Translate” from the list of options.

Finally, the extension also adds a Translate button to the upper right corner of your browser window. Hitting that will Translate the entire webpage.

Simply highlight the text that you want to translate, and then click the Translate icon that appears. You can also right-click and choose “Google Translate”. If you click the icon in the upper right of your browser window, with no text highlighted, you can translate the entire web page.

The new Google Translate Chrome extension is available now from the Chrome Web Store for free. If you had the previous version of the extension installed, it will update automatically.

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