This post introduces Microsoft Translator, how to use it to translate texts, voice, and conversations, etc. For more computer tips and tricks, you can visit MiniTool Software official website.

What Is Microsoft Translator?

Microsoft Translator is a multilingual translation service developed by Microsoft. It is a part of Microsoft Cognitive Services and is integrated into Microsoft Edge, Bing, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Yammer, Skype Translator, etc. The Microsoft Translator app is available for Windows, Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, Apple Watch, etc.

You can use Microsoft Translator to translate texts, phrases, voice, conversations, and images. You can also download the AI-powered language packs to use the app offline. Microsoft Translator supports 87 languages and supports 12 speech languages translation.

Get Microsoft Translator for Windows 11/10 PC and Mobile

For Windows PC, you can use Microsoft Translator in Edge browser to translate texts, and the Microsoft Translator app is not available for download on PC.

For Android users, you can go to the Google Play store to download and install the Microsoft Translator app for your Android phone or tablet.

For Apple users, you can go to the App Store to download Microsoft Translator for your iPhone, iPad, etc.

How to Use Microsoft Translator

You can launch Microsoft Translator app on your phone, tap the Microphone icon and speak a word, phrase, or sentence, and it will display the translated text and also pronounce it.

To translate pictures, you can tap the Camera icon and point your phone at the picture and it will help translate the texts in the image into the language you choose.

To translate conversations, you can tap the People icon and join a conversation with other people who speak different languages. Microsoft Translator app will translate the conversation for each person in the conversation.

Microsoft Translator Extension

The Microsoft Translator feature is now built in the new Microsoft Edge browser, so you don’t have to add the Microsoft Translator extension to translate web pages in your browser. When you visit a web page that is in a foreign language, the Translate icon will automatically appear in the address bar. Alternatively, you can also right-click the foreign language page and select the Translate option to translate it.

Microsoft Edge browser will consider a language as foreign if the language is not included in your preferred languages in browser settings. You can freely add or remove your preferred languages by following the instructions. Open Microsoft Edge browser, click the three-dot icon at the top-right corner, click Settings -> Languages, click Add languages button to add languages based on your preference. On this screen, you can also turn on or turn off the Translate feature of Microsoft Edge browser. Just switch on or off the option “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language I read”.

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Microsoft Translator vs Google Translate

If you are wondering which one is better when comparing Microsoft Translator with Google Translate, you can check the analysis below.

Both Google Translate and Microsoft Translator allow you to translate plain text, translate text in images, translate voice conversations, and translate documents. However, Google Translate also lets you translate handwriting and drawings. These two popular translators have their own advantages, and you can choose the one based on your preference.

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