13/05/2015 3:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Skype Translator Preview Is Now Available For Download


WASHINGTON — Skype has removed the sign-up requirement for its Skype Translator Preview program and this is now available to all.

Previously, users had to be approved to get the app, but now they can start using it without any special permission required. According to the Verge, the Skype Translator preview app works in English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin in real time.

Skype Translator works by using a modified version of the Skype Windows 8 app to translate spoken words into text or audio.

Microsoft has been previewing its Skype Translator since December.

In its early preview there were a few translation issues, it worked well enough to hold a conversation in a language user do not understand. Early adopters have provided feedback to Microsoft over the course of the past five months.

Microsoft's Skype Translator app is only available on Windows and users will need a Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC to download the app from the Windows Store.