Skype Finishes Rolling Out Translator Feature for Windows


On top of celebrating 10 years of video calling, Skype announced another major milestone this week.

The chat service on Wednesday finished rolling out its translator feature, which lets you have a conversation with someone over the Internet who speaks a different language, to all Skype for Windows users.

Skype first launched the feature in preview a little more than a year ago with Spanish to English translations, and it can now speak five additional languages: Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. To date, French to English is the most popular language pair, Skype said.

In other Skype news, the service on Thursday announced it now plays nice with the business collaboration platform Slack. Available in preview, the new integration lets Slack teams easily make a Skype voice or video call, for those times when you have too much to say to type it all out.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Angela Moscaritolo