Microsoft confirms Skype Translator Preview for Desktop App

Skype’s for Windows Desktop App to Get Skype Translator Preview

Microsoft has confirmed that the Translator Preview technology is coming to the desktop version of Skype, most likely by the end of summer 2015.

Microsoft has finally revealed that its highly-awaited Skype Translator Preview feature will be bundled with Skype for Windows desktop app, targeting the end of summer to start rolling it out.

In a blog post made on Monday, Microsoft noted a 300% increase in the use of Skype translator Preview after it removed the sign-up requirement for using the feature in May 2015.

Skype Translator Preview translates the language of sender and sends it to the receiver in real-time. It works using machine learning, which means that the quality of translation will automatically improve with more people using it.

Skype Translator Preview currently supports four spoken languages, namely Spanish, Mandarin, English and Italian, but it offers IM translation into 50 different languages.

Even though the tech giant hasn’t announced any fixed date for launching this feature, rumors are that it will be launched alongside Windows 10 which will hit the market on July 29.

The tech-giant released the test version of this translation service in May last year.


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