Most of us use Skype from time to time and one of the most common uses is for international calls.
Now, thanks to the wonders of technology, Skype has a Translator upgrade that brings real-time translations to calls. This works for both calls to mobiles and landlines.
This means that users who are communicating with each other in two different languages will be able to benefit from an instant translation and it is in fact very easy.
All you need to do is tick the ‘Translate’ box, select the language and away you go!
When you are using the service, Skype will let the other person know that the call is being recorded and so that it can also be translated.
To use this new service, you will need to be a registered Skype user as well as being signed up to the Windows Insider Program – and of course you will need some Skype credits on your account.
The translator currently available in a number of languages including with English, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian and Spanish.
In the past, it had only been possible to get real-time translations when you were using the Skype app but Microsoft says that they are looking to resolve this issue.
There will be a slight delay in the call and the translation may not be word-perfect but Microsoft claim that the more that the service is used the more it will improve.
Skype are making significant efforts to improve their video-calling app and are developing new features all the time.
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Source: The Verge
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