Skype's bid to eliminate language barrier

Published on May 13, 2015 11:31:31 AM
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.