Skype Translator is coming to the Desktop app this summer
Built-in translation tools for the Skype Desktop app
Microsoft launched its Skype Translator app last year. The service has been available to a limited number of testers as a standalone Windows 8.1 application, but Microsoft announced that support for other platforms and a broader availability would be coming soon. Last month, the company removed the sign-up requirements and more users were able to install and test the Translator app.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Skype Translator feature would be coming to the Desktop app later this summer, with translation tools built in the existing service.
Skype Translator currently supports instant voice translation between four languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin), and 50 written instant messaging languages. Microsoft promises that more languages will be added as soon as they meet the quality standards.
Microsoft is launching Windows 10 on July 29th and the upcoming Skype update could coincide with the Big Windows 10 rollout. Microsoft is expected to present a Universal Skype app that runs across all devices – from PCs, tablets, to phones. Skype will be also integrated with the new Messaging app in Windows 10 (Mobile), so users will be able to send SMSs, texts and messages from one place.