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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. 
     

    Mobile/landline translation is not available on Skype for Windows Desktop.

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

    Note that mobile/landline translation is not available on Skype for Windows Desktop.

    1. Select your contact. 
    2. Select the Translator icon:
      • on 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. 

    We currently support the following languages for voice/video calls:
    Arabic
    Chinese (Mandarin)
    English
    French
    German
    Italian
    Japanese
    Portuguese Brazilian
    Russian
    Spanish

     

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