Everything you need to know about Skype + Translator
What is Skype translator?
Skype Translator is a tool within Skype that allows you to talk and chat with people all over the world, in a different language. You will hear/read the translation in the language of your choice and the other person will hear or read the conversation in their own language.
Why use Skype Translator?
How to sign up for a free Skype account?
Navigate to https://www.skype.com/en and choose the version of Skype you want.
In the Skype sign in window, select Create new account.
Skype will walk you through the process of creating a new account for Skype.
How to chat during a conference?
In the new Skype for Windows, Mac and Linux: Right click on your contact and click view profile or you can go to your chat with them and click their name at the top. Click Start translator. A new translated chat will be created.
In Skype on Windows 10: Right click on your contact and click view profile or you can go to your chat with them and click their name at the top. Click Start translator. A new translated chat will be created.
In new Skype on Mobile: In the chats screen, tap and hold on your contact and tap view profile or you can go to your chat with them and tap on their name at the top. Tap Start translator. A new translated chat will be created.
Any special tips?
Any important advice?
A translated chat will only support you and a single contact. If you try to add another participant or bot to your translated chat, you will get a message that the translations will no longer work until the added participant is removed. Once they are removed, you will see your translations continue as normal.
Tips for an effective conversation
- Use your headphones and speak clearly for the best experience.
Make sure you’re using the latest version of Skype.
If the person you’re calling isn’t already in your contact list, add them now, and check that they’re online and available. Are you calling a landline or mobile number? If so, you’ll need enough Skype Credit or a subscription to call.
Get comfortable. Choose a quiet, comfortable spot in a well-lit room. For best video quality, use a light-colored background and make sure you don’t have bright lights right behind you. For best audio quality, limit background noise so that your voice can be clearly heard.