Google has decided to continue supporting the Google Translate website translator widget and making it free fro mom-commercial use in order to help people get the information they need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, Google withdrew support for this plugin, giving site visitors a way to translate pages into over 100 languages for free.
Because of the pandemic, now is the time to give site owners access to the tool again.
“In this time of a global pandemic, webmasters across the world—from government officials to health organizations—are frequently updating their websites with the latest information meant to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and provide access to resources.
However, they often lack the time or funding to translate this content into multiple languages, which can prevent valuable information from reaching a diverse set of readers.”
The Google Translate widget can translate content from a file such as a PDF, as well as translate webpage content.
The Google Translate Website Translator uses machine translation technology, is easy to integrate, and is free of charge for non-commercial sites to use.