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Olá! Skype Translator welcomes Portuguese

Starting today, Skype Translator will include Brazilian Portuguese as one of its seven spoken languages offered for speech-to-speech translation.

With Brazilian Portuguese as one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, today’s news is yet another step in Skype’s mission to help people connect through conversation simply and easily, regardless of where you are in the world, and what language you speak.

Just one year ago, Skype released Skype Translator with Spanish and English for people using Windows 8.1. Now, Skype Translator is available on Skype for Windows Desktop and in the following seven spoken languages: Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and now Brazilian Portuguese. Skype Translator also offers over 50 IM languages in text-to-text translation.

Skype Translator

In the past year, since Skype CVP, Gurdeep Pall, announced the public preview of Skype Translator, we’ve opened a new chapter in communication and enabled millions of people to connect globally. We continue to be tremendously grateful to our partners at Microsoft Research who have worked tirelessly to improve the technology’s accuracy and have played a key role in releasing new languages.

For those who have not yet taken advantage of Skype Translator, it is this dropdown in the latest version of the desktop app.

Skype Translator

This holiday season, reach out and connect with family and friends around the world! We’d love to hear your stories; please feel free to share them on social using #SkypeTranslator. You can also share stories and feedback on the Skype Community, and if you need support, visit Skype Support.

We have another exciting year ahead with much more to come for Skype Translator in 2016! Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

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