Skype Translator – What is Skype | How to setup and use Skype Translator


How to setup and use Skype Translator

Skype Translator: Whether you wish to translate English to Spanish or communicate in voice or text in other languages, Skype can help out. Skype Translator is simply a speech to speech translation app that was developed by Skype. The application has operated as a division of Microsoft. Communicating with individuals all around the world in different languages is made possible with Skype Translator.

It is actually a prayer being answered by most individuals including myself. Most times we make friends outside our nationality and wish to communicate with them better in a language they understand. French and English is a very common language to use with friends.

Skype Translator

Skype Translator allows almost a real-time translation to enable you to chat with your Skype contacts in different languages. Now it is a standalone app on its own. It currently allows four languages which are English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin. It is actually a preview as they are still working on it. But can be downloaded now on Windows 8 and above. Skype Translator is stable for everyone to use but it is unfinished.


To use the Translator, all you need to do is to speak and after a short pause, the translator will translate to your preferred language. The first thing to do is to turn on the feature and then choose the language of the contact. The translator will translate to the language you chose.

What is Skype?

Skype is simply a telecommunication application that is specialized in providing video and voice chats. This process is done via computers, tablets, mobile devices, smartwatches, Xbox One console using the internet. That is to say, Skype allows its users to communicate over the internet via voice using a microphone, video using the webcam.  There’s also instant messaging.

Skype to Skype calls are free, while landline telephones and mobile phones are charged. This platform also provides an instant messaging service. It allows video conference calls. Skype messenger keeps the world talking. The platform is free to use and very simple. Skype has a user-friendly interface that makes it very easy to use and understand. Skype app is free to download and install from the App Store of your device or via the website.

Translator On Skype

Setting Translator up on your Skype is really easy and fast. To set up, you would need to start Skype Translator. Then follow the steps below;

In your Skype for Desktop (version 8);

  • Right-click on the contact and click on “View Profile”.
  • Then Click on “Start Translator”. Immediately a translated chat will be displayed.

In Skype on Windows 10;

  • Right-click on the contact and hit on “View Profile” or just click on the name.
  • Immediately click on “Start Translator”.

Skype Mobile (version 8);

  • From chat section, tap and hold on the contact, then tap on “View Profile” or tap on the name.
  • Finally, tap on “Start Translator”

Once this is done, the chat will be reloaded with the translated chat. Chats with that contact would continue to be translated. Note: this supports only for single contact or chat.


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