Skype Translation – One of my new favorite features

I have clients and colleagues throughout the world. Many speak several languages that I unfortunately do not speak. I recently downloaded the latest version of skype and say the new translation button on the bottom right corner above my message.

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When you click on the icon, it will being up a modal box. In the box, you are asked if you want call, message or both to translate and as it is based on a conversation by conversation basis, I can select what language I speak and what language the other participant speaks for this conversations.

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After pressing save, the message from the other participant came back with a translation under the language that the other participant typed.

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While it is machine translation, for the most part the translations were very accurate and would be able to be understood by a native speaker.

I am super excited to be able to use this feature starting now.

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