Skype Translator preview is now available to all users, according to a blog post from the company. Earlier users needed to sign up to try out the application; now it is available in the Windows Store and users can just download it on their Windows 8.1 PC or Tablet.
The Skype Translator currently supports four spoken languages – English, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, and 50 instant messaging (IM) languages. With the instant messaging language option, “customers can write a text message in their language, and the recipient will receive it in their language of choice,” says the blog.
The app shows users the real-time translation of a chat in another language. Once you download the app, you need to open Skype and choose the friend with whom you’re having the chat in another language. You then need to turn Translate on in the options and set your friend’s language. Once you do that, your video/audio call will automatically be translated both in text and audio format in real-time.
The latest blogpost also shows how the Skype translator has been used by Pro Mujer, a New-York based NGO, that is helping women in Latin America. In the video, we can see how the Pro Mujer’s US based project leaders who are not so fluent in Spanish interact with their field officers in the Latin American countries.
Watch video below: (App users access video here.)