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filinta
Making moves
Status: In development

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.

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39 Comments
Andre_Natal
Employee
Employee

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

Status changed to: In development
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

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.

ADGrimes
Making moves

@Andre_Natal @Jon Hello both,

Is there any update on when this will be available in the stable app?

Thanks in advance.

Jeppie
Making moves

  Is there any info when this add-on will become available in firefox nightly without using a add-on collection? 

Jeppie
Making moves

 @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.  

magivaman
Strollin' around

this has been "working in nightly" since march 2022, when can we have it rolled out for the rest of us ?

Andre_Natal
Employee
Employee

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!

akhildabral
New member

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.

Jeppie
Making moves

 @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.           

magivaman
Strollin' around

yes and no
my 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