In May we announced Microsoft’s Skype Translator was finally available for download through the Windows Store without any special signup required. At the time, Skype Translator was able translate in over 50 written languages, and only four spoken ones. Since its launch, Microsoft has worked to add both German and French to its spoken lineup. Today, Microsoft is announcing Portuguese has also been added to Skype Translator. As Portuguese is widely spoken language, this is a big win for Microsoft as they continue their quest to unite people from all around the world.
In October, we shared a post detailing how Skype Translator uses machine learning protocols to make the program smarter and more accurate, as well as a “how to” for setting up the service. With the translator baked directly into Skype for Windows, users have the ability to chat with others in a different language by simply selecting a contact and their corresponding written and spoken languages from the settings menu.
With seven languages already in the current roster, which languages do you wish to see added next to Skype Translator? Let us know in the comments below.Further reading: Microsoft, Portuguese, Skype, Skype Translator