Skype completes massive rollout to Windows devices.
Skype has finally completed the rollout of Skype Translator to Skype for Windows, ending a 3-month global rollout that aspired to integrate the real-time translation technology into all Windows devices, both desktops and laptops.
The Skype team started the rollout in October 2015 after launching a preview version in December 2014. Skype Translator is a machine learning technology that translates calls into several languages.
The languages currently supported by Skype Translator include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Mandarin. The company, previously called Microsoft Translator, plans to add more languages soon.
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Skype Translator can also write in over 50 instant message languages, it said, adding that French to English is the most popular language pair, and that the number of calls per day has increased 400 percent since the launch.
To test how Skype Translator integration works on Windows, just click on the globe icon in the upper right hand corner of the app. If the globe does not appear, make sure to download and install the latest software update.
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Additionally, Skype and Outlook have been updated to make scheduling a breeze. Microsoft Outlook can now schedule Skype calls in the calendar. The popular email client has also been updated with two-week mini-calendar and three-day views.