How to use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft Edge offers a unique way to read webpages, documents, and other readable content in a distraction-free view. Immersive Reader is an Edge tool that can be used to improve the text layout, spacing, and focus. It also allows you to change the background color, text color, and spacing for easy reading.

The feature also comes with accessibility tools such as Read aloud, Text preferences, and Grammar tools. Through this feature, users also have the ability to look up definitions of complex words using the incline dictionary. You can also translate text to other languages using the feature.

Moreover, the feature is quite handy as it can be used across multiple platforms such as Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Word. Essentially, the feature was introduced to help meet the needs of readers with dyslexia and dysgraphia. However, it can be used by anyone that desires to make the reading process easier on their device.

How to Enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your device.
  2. Navigate to any web page on the browser.
  3. Then, click on the Immersive Reader Icon or press F9 (keyboard shortcut).

Enabling Immersive Reader

How to translate text using Immersive Reader

Once you have enabled the Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge, click on the Reading Preferences option. You will then be required to select the language you wish to translate the text to. Then, click on the option to Translate entire page button, which is found at the bottom of the menu.

Selecting Reading Preferences to translate text to another language

How to use Grammar Tools in Immersive Reader

You will need to click on the Grammar tools to access these features. This will provide you with an array of options such as highlighting different parts of speech and even separating syllables. The grammar tools are turned off by default, so you will need to turn them on according to your needs or the goal you aim to achieve.

Using Grammar Tools

Wrapping it up

With the immersive reader, Microsoft Edge has become a great tool for reading ebooks, learning how to read with dyslexia, or staying focused while you read any book. It’s an amazing tool and it’s well worth your time to explore in detail. be sure to also look at our detailed guide on how to use immersive reader in Microsoft Teams to learn and translate languages, or make messages easier to see and hear.