Microsoft Skype Translator Preview is Available To All Windows Users Right Now
Microsoft’s near-instant translation tool for Skype is finally among us to facilitate online communications. The Skype Translator–that allows your one-to-one voice or video chats to be translated as you speak–is now being offered to general customers broadly.
The translation tool has remained in the testing phase for about 5 months. It was the time when sign-up was required for using. However, the company has removed the signing-up requirement now.
The users, who want to take advantage of Skype Translator, need to download the corresponding Skype Translator Preview app from the Windows Store. Users of the smartphones will remain deprived of the new feature. The lucky ones eligible to enjoy the communication enriching tool are those with Windows 8.1, or PCs and tablets running current Windows 10 preview builds.
The scope of the translator is very narrow as it only translates from English to Spanish at the time. However, Microsoft has planned to broad app’s domain in future by including several new languages. Just last month, Italian and Chinese (Mandarin) were added to the preview. But the current version of the app will not support them for now.
The 13.9 MB file containing the app is waiting for customers right there in the Windows Store now. The app can be downloaded free of cost.
“Shape the future of Skype by getting your video and voice calls translated as you talk, with this preview of Skype Translator,” Skype notifies in the description of the app in the store.
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