Today, Skype Translator is reaching a milestone moment by completing roll out to all Skype for Windows customers!
This takes Skype one step closer to our mission of empowering people to do more, even across languages. We hope that our customers can achieve their goals through relationships that would have previously been impossible.
We launched Skype Translator preview just over a year ago in partnership with Microsoft Translator. Skype Translator has come a long way since then and we wanted to share some fun facts to date:
- French to English is the most popular language pair
- The number of calls per day has increased 400% since launch
- The top international Skype Translator calling corridor is Germany to Ghana
Through voice-to-voice translation, all of our Skype for Windows customers can now speak in seven languages: Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Through text-to-text translation, our customers can now write in over 50 instant message languages.
With the continued adoption of Skype Translator, we are working on rolling out new languages and platforms—bringing the translation feature to more Skype apps and implementing an even wider selection of languages. We are dedicated to continue the growth of this new chapter in communication which has enabled people to connect globally, for free.
To start using Skype Translator today, Skype for Windows customers click on the globe in the upper right hand corner of the app (shown below).
If your Skype for Windows app does not have a globe, please ensure that your app is update to date by downloading the latest version. After that, you will be all set to wish family and friends around the world a happy new year!
As always, we’d love to hear your stories; please feel free to share them on social media using #SkypeTranslator. You can also share stories and feedback on Skype Community, and if you need help, visit Skype Support.