Built-in Translator coming to Skype for Windows before the end of summer

June 9, 2015

Ford Prefect isn’t going to show up and shove a Babel fish in your ear any time soon, but Microsoft is doing their part to make sure you can understand foreign languages. They’re going to unleash real-time translation on all Skype users before the end of the summer.

Skype Translator is already available in preview form as a standalone app in the Windows Store. According to Microsoft, downloads and use have skyrocketed in the last several weeks — which has a lot to do with Microsoft’s decision to ditch sign-ups for the preview.

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