With the release of Brave 1.43.88 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android in early September 2022, there was a transition to a new transition service.
In the past few weeks, Brave Browser users may have noticed translation prompts when visiting foreign language sites. Brave, which previously used Google Translate for translation, has now moved to an alternative and more private solution.
With the release of Brave 1.43.88 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android in early September 2022, there was a transition to a new transition service. Now Brave, like Vivaldi, uses its own server based on Lingvanex to serve translations.
Note. If you are still offered Google Translate, you can enable Brave’s built-in translator with the brave://flags/#brave-translate-go flag.
Whenever Brave users visit a site in a foreign language, that is, in a language not installed on the user’s device, Brave offers to translate it. The browser displays an unobtrusive suggestion that displays only the source and target languages and the menu icon. Compared to Vivaldi, Brave lacks direct access to options, including the ability to select a different target language and enabling the Always translate option.
Additional features are supported by Brave, but are only shown when the menu is selected. All that is needed to translate a web page is to select the default target language. Transfers are fast, just like in Vivaldi.
The menu displays options to change the target language, a preference to always or never translate sites in a specific language, and the option to never display a translation prompt for the active site. Finally, a separate option gives you the option to switch the source language if Brave was unable to detect the language.
The new Translator in Brave is based on its own private service that does not require a connection to Google servers to translate web pages. Brave’s translation feature, like Vivaldi, still requires an internet connection. Only Firefox Translate integrates locally with the Firefox browser and allows you to translate content without connecting to servers on the Internet. The only downside to using Firefox Translate is the severe limitation of language support.
However, Brave users who often translate web content and are concerned about the privacy of their data should like this improvement.