Startpage launches its privacy-focused Google Translate alternative, Private Language Translator

As a search engine for people looking to avoid Google — or anyone with privacy concerns in general — Startpage has earned a solid reputation. Building on the popularity of its private search tool, the company continues to expand its privacy-focused services.

Having already launched Private Shopping, Private Currency Converter and Private Stocks this year, Startpage has now added Private Language Translator to its forum.

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Private Language Translator is a direct competitor to Google Translate, making it easy to translate between over a hundred languages. Whether you’re looking to translate a single word or an entire phrase, the translation tool can automatically detect 109 languages, but it’s also possible to select one manually if you prefer.

With Private Language Translator, Startpage continues the philosophy behind all of its products. Startpage translates the text without collecting any PII (Personally Identifiable Information), and no activity records are stored.

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Company Founder and CEO Robert EG Beens says:

Consumers shouldn’t worry about their data being collected or fear that their privacy will be compromised every time they search. With Startpage, we put consumer privacy at the forefront of everything we do, while delivering world-class search.

You can access Private Language Translator by going to and searching for “translate”. The translation tool is accessible in search results and although it is possible to translate up to 500 characters of text at a time, there is currently no page translation option like the one offered by Google.