Microsoft will introduce the translator to desktop Skype
The software giant announced the upcoming release of the Skype client for Windows with a feature that was first introduced in the beginning of last summer. In particular, with the new update you will be able to use Skype Translator without having to install a separate app (which is currently in preview), as the service will be integrated directly in the desktop client.
For those who don’t know or forgot, Skype Translator provides simultaneous translation in six languages (currently supported: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese Mandarin) in voice and video calls. Thus, with this function speaking different languages people can communicate in real-time. Also Skype Translator offers translation of text chat (50 languages supported).
About the beginning of the integration process, it was announced today, but it will take a few weeks before the company will release an update that will add the translator to desktop Skype. The new version will be a special button to activate the translation of voice and text.
The decision to implement Skype Translator classic version of the program was made after a long period of testing, whereby Microsoft was able to gather important feedback from beta testers – the first preview release of Skype Translator is dated December 2014.
At the moment, Microsoft is not talking about the possible emergence of an interpreter in versions of Skype for other platforms, but there is a high probability that in the future the access program will get the users of Mac computers and mobile devices.