Skype Breaks the Language Barrier with Real-time Translation Feature
Skype breaks the language barrier for its users as it is offering real-time translation feature for landline calls and mobiles. Skype announced on its official blog post that the company is launching its real-time translation feature to support mobile phone and landline calls, even if the person on the other side isn’t using Skype.
The Microsoft operated video chat service initially launched its ‘Translator’ services back in the year 2014, but the company has been upgrading its Translator since then and finally opened the service to all the users in late 2015. Up till now, ‘Translator’ service was just available for Skype to Skype calls.
The new feature can be used by registering on the Windows Insider Program, the latest version of Skype Preview and the user needs to pay some credits for making free calls. The translator option functions the same way as it does in making standard Skype Calls. You need to dial the cell number or a landline number, toggle to the Translator and select your language.
Here is how you can activate the newly introduced feature by Skype:
- Select the dial pad.
- Enter a mobile or landline number to view the Translator option right next to the call icon.
- Tap the option to pick up settings for Translator service.
- Now, set your language and tap to make the call.
- Once the person on the other side receives your call, he/she will hear a short voice message about the call is being recorded and translated via Translator.
- And you can enjoy talking to the other person.
For now, Skype is offering translation support in nine languages that include Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, German, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian. While the error remains quite certain by Skype’s Translator, after all it’s an Artificial Intelligence based translator, still it’s better that you won’t rely on gestures.