Skype enables real-time translation in 7 different languages

Microsoft’s Skype introduced launched its real-time translation feature for Windows users. Skype translator can now translate seven languages: Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, through voice-to-voice translation.

Skype Translator has come a long way since then and we wanted to share some fun facts to date:

  • French to English is the most popular language pair
  • The number of calls per day has increased 400% since launch
  • The top international Skype Translator calling corridor is Germany to Ghana.

For now, the Skype translation app is still being referred to as a preview, meaning you shouldn’t expect the quality of translation a native speaker or translator would be able to provide. And given that Microsoft will be able to use more language samples as it opens up the app, you can expect the quality to continue to improve.

If your Skype for Windows app does not have a globe, please ensure that your app is update to date by downloading the latest version. After that, you will be all set to greet family and friends around the world!

Source: Skype