Skype Translator has finally been released to the public allowing Windows users to hold voice-to-voice conversations with people who speak a different language and hear it translated in real time. Here is how to set up and use Skype Translator.

According to the Skype team, the software can interpret seven different languages, with French to English translation being the most popular so far. In addition, Skype has also incorporated a text-to-text translator that can translate more than 50 languages.

Skype Translator relies on machine learning, which means that the more the technology is used, the smarter it gets,” the team wrote when the Skype Translator preview first launched.

Language supported by Skype for text-to-text conversation:

ArabicEnglishHungarianMalaySerbian (Latin)Welsh
Bosnian (Latin)EstonianIndonesianMalteseSlovakYucatec Maya
Chinese SimplifiedGermanKiswahiliPolishSwedish
Chinese TraditionalGreekKlingonPortugueseThai
CroatianHaitian CreoleKlingon (plqaD)Queretaro OtomiTurkish
DutchHmong DawLithuanianSerbian (Cyrillic)Vietnamese


Language supported by Skype for Voice conversation:

Portuguese (Brazil)

Source: Skype FAQ

How to Use Skype Translator:

1. You must own and use a Windows device or computer

2. Check that you have the latest version of Skype installed

3. Select a contact

4. Select the Globe icon (as seen in the photo).

how to use skype translator

4. Turn the translator on and From the drop-down menu, choose the language for translation.

how to enable skype translator

5. That’s it. You are done.

According to the Skype Translator team, the best way to understand translations is to wear headphones. When speaking, remember to enunciate well, speaking clearly. A video clip released by Microsoft on using Skype Translator can be seen below.

I hope it helps. If you need any help setting up skype and enable the translator, you may contact our support team and get support for FREE.

Source: Skype

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2 thoughts on “How to set up and use Skype Translator”

  1. skype translator has a fatal FLAW. you have a two person conversation set up between you (A) and 2nd person (B) and transltor (C) You set your language to English. That part is easy. But when you try to set party B’s language to, for example, Russian, it defaults back to what party A’s language should be., IT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO CHANGE PARTY B’s LANGUAGE OR VOICE. ONLY PARTY A IS EDITABLE.

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