Skype Translator Now Compatible With Mobile, Landline Calls

Skype Translator is now available for mobile and landline calls — but, so far, only Windows Insiders can take advantage of the new functionality.

Microsoft-owned Skype, in a recent blog post, said members must download the latest version of Skype Preview on their computer and have a Skype Credit or a subscription.

“You can now use Skype to call people on their phones and communicate across languages, even if they do not have Skype,” reads the blog post.

“Select the dial pad, enter a phone number to see a Skype Translator option next to the call button. Tap it to bring up settings for Skype Translator. From here set the languages and place the call. Once the person on the other side picks up they will hear a short message stating that the call is being recorded and translated through Skype Translator and then you can start talking.”

You can call someone as long as he or she is a Skype contact with a mobile or landline stored in the profile. Choose the contact, tap the Skype Translator icon for translate options, save the options you need, tap the call button and then select the phone number you wish to call.

Skype Translator language offerings include English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian.

Skype said wearing a headset will “significantly improve” your calling experience and, the more Skype Translator is used, the better the translations will become.

To sign up for the Windows Insider Program, click here.


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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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