The most sought after feature in Firefox for Android is the translation feature. Mozilla can meet this request by adding the following translation plugin to the default plugins.
Tested on Firefox Nightly for Android and works fine. It can make instant translations without opening a new page.
It is possible to install Firefox Translations on Firefox for Android Nightly or Beta by following these steps: https://github.com/mozilla/firefox-translations/#android
Here with some exciting news...
This is being worked on and is actually already available on Firefox for Android Nightly and Beta - check out @Andre_Natal's post in this thread for more info.
@Andre_Natal @Jon Hello both,
Is there any update on when this will be available in the stable app?
Thanks in advance.
Is there any info when this add-on will become available in firefox nightly without using a add-on collection?
@Andre_Natal i think it's a great idea to add firefox-translations add-on to firefox android soon because of the inbuilt translation feature that is in development. July -> android nightly, August -> android beta, September -> android release. To give taste of firefox-translations before it becomes inbuilt. For nightly and beta people who don't use collection and for release people who don't have collection. More people will use it and they will be ready to use it when it becomes inbuilt. I don't know if it is ready to do this but if it can then do it to make firefox-translations great among mobile users.
this has been "working in nightly" since march 2022, when can we have it rolled out for the rest of us ?
Hello everyone. It was amazing to be the leader of this project for many years, but I'm stepping down from my role and will hand over to @Jon the questions about the future of this project from now. All the best to all of you!
This plugin is the must have for the Firefox especially when Firefox doesn't bave inbuilt translation. Don't bother to create your own just integrate Google translate plugin so that we can use see other langauge site.
@akhildabral firefox is getting in-built translation. On pc is it already available if you use nightly and on android it's sadly still in development and i don't know anything about ios but probably it will get it too. Firefox haves there own translation so why should they integrate a none firefox translation especially google translate is a bad idea. You know that firefox is for private and secure Internet and that's why they created firefox-translations because firefox-translations is a local translater and not with a cloud like google translate.
yes and nomy employer blocks google translate for security and privacy reasons (sending the page data to google services for example can contravene confidentiality)but... i use firefox offline translation which works ok. it just needs to be on the phone too.these days its a basic function and firefox is way behind on the basics