Earlier this year, Microsoft began testing its new translator that comes built into Skype, allowing people from around the world can communicate with each other even if they do not speak the same language. The entire mechanism is made in the voice conversion into text, which is then translated, or even voice again. Last month, the Redmond giant has begun to release the news to all Windows users, also bringing support for new languages like Italian and Mandarin. To use the novelty had to have the Windows 8.1 or preview version of Windows 10 on your PC or tablet.
Since Microsoft started beta testing in late 2014, there was a 300% growth in service use so far. Thinking of going beyond, the company has released the feature will come in native desktop version. It is expected that the same come included with the final version of Windows 10 to be released to users on 29 June. Currently, the feature has four languages supported by the translation voice. As for translation text, Skype translator has support for 50 different languages. Microsoft claims that soon plans to expand the service with the addition of new languages.
“Skype’s mission is to bring people from all over the world and with Skype Translator, we are breaking the language barrier that has historically hindered communication between friends and family,” wrote Yasmin Khan, on the Skype blog.
Let’s hope that the Portuguese is one of the next languages to be added in the speech translation system.