Microsoft-owned Skype has now made it easier for you to interact with people all over the nation and the world. The Skype Translator was rolled out by the company in the year 2014, which was a feature restricted to Skype-to-Skype calls.
Microsoft-owned Skype has now made it easier for you to interact with people all over the nation and the world. The Skype Translator was rolled out by the company in the year 2014, which was a feature restricted to Skype-to-Skype calls. Now, Skype in order to stay relevant in the tech world amidst the rising giants like Facebook, WhatsApp and Google Allo, is trying to expand its features. The translator functions as a real-time translation feature, which will not be able to integrate with calls made to phones and landline numbers. But as of now, people are needed to do a few things in order to access the tool. You will have to be a member of the free Windows Insider Program. You can sign up on the website. You need to have the new beta app of Skype, called the Skype Preview. Additionally, you need to have some paid Skype credits.
The translator will work similar to how it does with the Skype calls. When you start the dialer, you need to toggle the option which says Translate. Then you need to select the languages to which it needs to be translated to. As soon as the person you have called picks up the phone, they have displayed a text which reads that the call will be recorded and translated during the conversation. While you are on the call, the app will record your voice and return the translation in small delays. As of now, the Skype Translator supports 9 spoken languages, English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, and Russian.
The more you use the Skype Translator, the higher will be the quality of translations. The user should expect few errors in the translation but it will only improve with time. The new version of the app has a few other features too, like 1. Introduce friends and family on Skype by sharing their Skype contact details, 2. Capture and share video messages with friends and family on Skype—even if they’re not online, 3. Manage your conversations and save time by marking conversations as read or unread, and 4. Don’t miss another call by forwarding them to a mobile or landline.