Since 2003 when Skype was founded, it has made communication easy and cheap. All you need is just a good internet connection to converse with people around the globe.
Currently, Microsoft is taking a step up by planning to introduce real-time language translating tool which will make to conversing on Skype much simpler in foreign languages.
Microsoft has launched a beta version of the Skype Translator, which has decoded the real time conversations done in English and Spanish.
Now, that one more advantage will be added in the list of Skype as people who often make video calls speaking different languages and talk hassle free.
Gurdeep Pall, the Corporate Vice- President from Microsoft – Skype says that it has been an investment of over a decade to introduce this feature.
He further quotes that "Skype Translator will open up endless possibilities for people around the world to connect, communicate and collaborate."
"People will no longer be hindered by geography and language."
The testing of the Skype translator was carried out at a school in Mexico City and Tacoma in Washington, where one classroom was told to speak in Spanish and other in English.
A game name Mystery Skype was played with the students, where the questions were being asked by the children of one school to try to figure out which part of the world the other school was in.
At present, the Skype Translator service is available only in English and Spanish but Microsoft says that soon it will be available in more languages for making communication better.
The statistics shows that there are around more than 40 instant messaging languages available to customers who have signed up via the Skype Translator page and are using Windows 8.1.
And according to Microsoft more than 300 million people use Skype each month, which totals up to more than 2 billion minutes of conversation a day.