The Skype Team just announced via their blog that the groundbreaking and innovative Skype Translator is now ready for you to try out.
All you have to do is sign up
So what is Skype Translator exactly?
Skype Translator gives you the ability to speak another language without learning one. Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language and start talking. Translator is currently available in English and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.
✔ Your conversation is translated into another language in near real-time.
✔ What someone else says is translated back in your language.
✔ An on-screen transcript of your call is displayed.
✔ And you can send instant messages across 40+ languages.
So with this app, you can talk to anyone regardless of what language they speak, whether its instant messaging or Video Chat (currently translates English and Spanish, more languages coming soon), the Skype translator translates in real-time.
I guess this was what the Skype team has been working on the past years to deprive the Skype app on Windows Phone the worthy upgrade it deserves? You still can't listen to voice mail on it, no integration to your phone contacts and its Android and IOS versions are so much better.
Check out this cool video showing off the real time translation:
Once you are signed up and ready to start using the app.
Here is a quick guide on using the translator:
Source: Skype Blog