Skype's bid to eliminate language barrier

Published on May 13, 2015 11:31:31 AM
Technology
The translator feature of Skype, which Microsoft has been testing for the last six months, has been released for testing by the users.

The previous releases were limited to just a small group off testers, and included support for Italian and Chinese languages only. To make it easy and available to everyone, the Redmond Giant is removing the requirement for sign-up.

Now the Skype Translator translates English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin in real time.

The translator works with the modified version of the Skype for Windows 8 app to translate the words into text or audio.

During an early preview in December, the software had encountered some translation issues and works good for you to hold a conversation in a language that you cannot understand.

Currently the app is only available to Windows 8 and higher versions and can be downloaded from the Windows store.