Skype has been available for a while now as the number 1 video-call PC application. Helping users to call themselves and see themselves simultaneously, Skype has done well to re-define relationships, improve the caller experience and also, contributed immensely to the business environment as meetings can now be held at the convenience of parties involved through a Skype call.
It was therefore a huge boost to the credence of this video-call app when the software giant announced that it would be integrating a translation app with the original Skype application, culminating in an upgrade to previous versions. It had been nearly a year ago since Microsoft first launched the Skype Translator, but as a separate app that can be used with the original application, on the Windows 8 platform. With the continued partnership with Skype and this integration, it is believed that this feature would be extended to Windows 7 and Windows 10 users, with Windows 8 users having the option of upgrading their previously available versions.
The Skype translator which would feature six languages for voice applications at first is expected to help connect more people and making sure that language barrier is at best, removed. This move is primed to increase business as much more inter-racial meetings can now be successfully made. The video and audio call options of Skype incorporate the English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish languages for now with obvious room for improvement and expansion. Text however offers the translation of over 50 different languages which are all made available to the users.
“It has been a long-time dream at Skype to break down language barriers and bring everyone across the globe closer together,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
The new Skype application would feature a translation button which would pop-up as conversations begin, prompting the user to either enable it or ignore.