Microsoft Edge set to revolutionise browsing with video translations feature

Microsoft Edge is set to elevate your browsing experience with upcoming video translation capabilities. Explore diverse content effortlessly, making language barriers a thing of the past.

| Updated on: Nov 13 2023, 22:19 IST
AI-powered Bing now on SwiftKey! Skype, Microsoft Start, Microsoft Edge get updates too
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1/5 The SwiftKey mobile app now has access to AI-powered Bing features in three ways – search, chat, and tone changer. (Microsoft)
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2/5 After receiving the update, the Bing icon will appear above the keyboard. By clicking on it, you can select the specific feature you want to use: Chat, Tone, or Search. (Microsoft)
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3/5 Chat functionality is for more detailed queries, while Tone feature can help you communicate more effectively by using AI to customize your in-progress text to fit any situation. The Search functionality can quickly let you search the web from your keyboard, without switching apps. (Bloomberg)
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4/5 Apart from these, the translator functionality in the mobile Bing app now offers alternative masculine and feminine translations when translating from English to Spanish, French, or Italian. (Microsoft)
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5/5 Bing in Skype access is expanding, so that everyone in a group chat can now chat with the new Bing. Only one person in the group needs to have access to the preview. (AP)
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Microsoft Edge is set to transform the browsing landscape with the introduction of video translations. (Pexels)

Your choice of a browser often hinges on personal preferences and specific needs. For those who enjoy exploring video content in multiple languages, Microsoft Edge is gearing up to become your new favourite browser. The tech giant is actively developing a video translation feature, bringing an exciting dimension to the browsing experience. Despite holding a modest 10 percent share in the global desktop browser market, Microsoft Edge continues to evolve with fresh capabilities. The forthcoming video translation feature is currently undergoing testing, initially supporting four languages. However, it's just a matter of time before this functionality becomes available to all Edge users.

A Journey from EdgeHTML to Chromium

Originally introduced in 2015 with the EdgeHTML rendering engine, Microsoft Edge underwent a significant overhaul in late 2018, transitioning to a Chromium-based architecture. The public release followed in early 2020, with Xbox integration coming a year later. Although struggling to surpass an 11% share in the desktop browser market, Microsoft Edge has recently expanded its reach to Linux. Now, the Edge Canary preview branch offers video translations to a select group of users, Notebookcheck reported.

A recent X post by Leopeva64 showcased a GIF animation revealing the addition of a language selection combobox in Edge Canary. Presently, English, French, Spanish, and Russian are the supported languages, but the translation functionality is still in the works. The most recent Canary build, version 120.0.2209.0, was released less than a week ago on November 8.

Integration into the Operating System

Microsoft Edge is currently available across various platforms, including Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, and macOS. The latest stable releases for all platforms arrived earlier this month. Looking ahead, the video translation feature could extend beyond the browser to become a system-wide addition, akin to the successful integration of live captions support that originated in Microsoft Edge and later became a Windows-wide feature.

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First Published Date: 13 Nov, 22:18 IST