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November 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Skype Translator preview open for sign-up

Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced the Skype Translator real-time conversation translator, saying a beta version of the app would launch this year.

That time has come, with Microsoft opening up its sign-up page for the Skype Translator preview program.

Skype Translator allows users to set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language. What you say is then translated into their language on their end, and vice versa.

Here’s a video from Microsoft Research, showing the Translator in action:

The Skype Translator preview will initially be available for only for Windows 8.1 computers and tablets only, and will only support a few languages at first, according to Microsoft. A limited number of preview spots are available.

 

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