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Skype Translator empowers more and more people

Skype Translator is reaching a milestone moment by completing roll out to all Skype for Windows customers!

This takes Skype one step closer to our mission of empowering people to do more, even across languages. Microsoft hopes that customers can achieve their goals through relationships that would have previously been impossible.


Microsoft launched Skype Translator preview just over a year ago in partnership with Microsoft Translator. Skype Translator has come a long way since then and Microsoft and the Skype Team shared some fun facts to date:

  • French to English is the most popular language pair
  • The number of calls per day has increased 400% since launch
  • The top international Skype Translator calling corridor is Germany to Ghana

Through voice-to-voice translation, all of Skype for Windows customers can now speak in seven languages: Chinese Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Through text-to-text translation, our customers can now write in over 50 instant message languages.

With the continued adoption of Skype Translator, Microsoft is working on rolling out new languages and platforms—bringing the translation feature to more Skype apps and implementing an even wider selection of languages. The Skype team is dedicated to continue the growth of this new chapter in communication which has enabled people to connect globally, for free.

To start using Skype Translator today, Skype for Windows customers click on the globe in the upper right hand corner of the app (shown below).

If your Skype for Windows app does not have a globe, please ensure that the app is updated to date by downloading the latest version. After that, you will be all set to wish family and friends around the world a happy new year!

As always, Microsoft would love to hear your stories; please feel free to share them on social media using #SkypeTranslator. You can also share stories and feedback on Skype Community, and if you need help, visit Skype Support.

Source: Skype Blog


Frederik De Breuck is better known as Stonyarc (GamerTag). Next to writing and maintaining his personal blog he is the owner of and . He's also Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 2010 and works as Presales Director for Fujitsu Belgium.

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