The new Skype update gives us the ability to translate audio chats (calls) of users in real-time.
Microsoft first rolled out the Skype Translator feature nearly a year ago as a standalone application exclusively for Windows 8. To date, the software giant has officially integrated this highly-regarded translation tool straight into the Windows 8 platform. Skype (desktop version) will support Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 users. At launch, Skype will support the real-time translation of audio conversations in 6 different languages, including includes English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish, and supports text and character dialogue translation in more than 50 different languages.
“At Skype, breaking down language barriers and bringing people around the world closer together has been a long-standing dream of ours,” Microsoft said. “Researchers, engineers, and many other people at Microsoft have worked really hard to make this dream a reality, and we can’t wait to bring it to more devices.” It is known that Microsoft will roll out an update for Skype on the desktop in the next few weeks and a button to enable translation will appear in the user’s conversations.
Previously, on September 21, Skype was “down” worldwide. On the official blog, the problem was unfortunately the result of a custom change that took longer than expected by Microsoft and Skype was not able to function as intended. At the same time, many people trying to access the tool again makes things worse.