Skype's Real-Time Translation Feature Now Available to Everyone

Skype's Real-Time Translation Feature Now Available to Everyone

May 14, 2015

After rolling out Skype for Business last month, Microsoft on Tuesday made its Skype Translator Preview app available for general users. Notably, the app was available in closed preview since its official introduction in December last year.

Users can now download Skype Translator Preview directly from the Windows Store but would need Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview on their PC or tablets to run the app, as per the blog post. Microsoft has not yet mentioned the app's availability for Windows Phones.

The Skype Translator Preview currently supports four spoken languages - Spanish, English, Italian and Mandarin, while under Instant Messaging the app supports 50 languages. The app translates the users' one-on-one voice or video chats as and when they speak, in both directions. Option to only hear or only view the transcript is also present.

Microsoft is expecting more feedback from users now that it has been made available to all. The firm demonstrated the 'breakthrough technology' publically almost a year ago at the Code Conference technology gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

In the meanwhile, the Redmond-based firm is reportedly planning to launch a country-specific Skype app in India. As mentioned by Skype spokesperson, Filipp Seljanko, the app is aimed at offering video and voice over Internet protocol services that are optimised for India's mobile networks - specifically, to offer a better experience over 2G and 3G networks.

The Microsoft-owned company decided to develop the app after market research showed it that competitors like Viber were managing to provide better services for mobile users in the country. Explaining how the app would be better, Seljanko said, "India's 2G and 3G network[s], as well as the mix of phones in use, pose very specific challenges for us. The new application will be much lighter than the one now available, and will require far less computation resources and memory.


LET’S START A NEW PROJECT TOGETHER!



1 day day

Social media marketing is crucial to business growth in 2018. The most known social media platforms in Lebanon that businesses seek are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. However, some studies have lately shown that the efforts can span far...

June 04, 2018

The introduction of the stories feature in 2013 by Snapchat has helped in expanding it worldwide being a huge method of making revenue out of ads. Snapchats feature helped it grow enormously in the past few years, that is until Facebook decided to...

June 01, 2018

Google has made a huge success over the years in its photo gallery service, however it has been missing some major features over the years that is being presented now.

Load More Load More

Share the story with your friends!

Softimpact. All Rights Reserved © 2018

GET IN TOUCH

SITEMAP

© 2018, Softimpact. All Rights Reserved

COME FOR A CHAT
COFFEE ON US...

ADDRESS
Aamal Center, 6th floor,
Barbar Abou Jaoude Street
Jdeideh Highway, Lebanon

Contact

Contact Phone Tel + 961 1 890888
Fax + 961 1 890888

FOLLOW US ON