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How do I set up and use Skype Translator?

Talking to people all over the world, in a different language is possible with Skype Translator. To use Skype Translator, you'll need to sign in to Skype on Windows desktop, Skype for Web, or Skype for Windows 10. 

  1. Select your contact. 
  2. Select the Translator icon:
    • on Windows desktop or Skype for Web: The Globe icon
    • on Skype for Windows 10: The translator icon  in the message area. 
  3. Turn Translator On
  4. Use the drop-down next to your contact's name to select the language for translation while in a call or instant messaging. 
  5. While on a call:
    • Wearing headphones is the best way to understand the translations. 
    • Make sure you speak clearly and wait for translations to appear. 
    • As you or your contact speaks, it will be translated in your headphones and the translations will also appear on your screen. 

Yes, first you'll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription

  1. Select the dial pad and enter a phone number. 
  2. Select the Skype Translator option next to the call button.
  3. Select the language for translation, and then place your call. 
  4. When your call is answered, the person you're calling will hear a short message letting them know the call is being recorded and translated through Skype Translator and then you can start talking. 

Yes, if the contact has a phone number stored in their profile you can call them using Skype Translator. 

  1. Select your contact. 
  2. Select the Translator icon:
    • on Windows desktop or Skype for Web: The Globe icon .
    • on Skype for Windows 10: The translator icon .
  3. Turn Translator On
  4. Use the drop-down next to your contact's name to select the language for translation while in a call. 
  5. Select the call button and the number you want to call. 

We support over 50 languages for instant messaging, you can find that full list here

Currently supported languages for voice/video calls:
Arabic
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Portuguese Brazilian
Russian
Spanish

 

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