Here at Skype, we are passionate about breaking down barriers. Whether it be communicating with loved ones at a distance, solving problems in real time, or speaking to someone in an entirely different language, we love bringing people together in new ways.

Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of Russian to the eight other spoken languages available in Skype Translator including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Arabic, which joins the over 50 IM languages in text-to-text translation.

Skype Translator says Hello to RussianRussian is the eighth most popular spoken language in the world and our Russian-speaking customers around the world have always been particularly enthusiastic about Skype Translator. For months, we’ve received many requests to include Russian in Skype Translator’s audio language portfolio and we are excited to finally cross this milestone, opening up one of the most dialectically complex languages on earth to anyone with a Skype account.

Skype Translator says Hello to RussianBuilt on world-class machine learning technology, Skype Translator allows Skype users speaking different languages to communicate with each other in real time. The more Skype Translator is used, the higher the quality of the translations. We are excited to explore what the future holds as more and more people from diverse backgrounds discover the magic of Skype Translator. User feedback is crucial to Skype Translator’s growth and we would like to sincerely thank all of our users and beta testers for their enthusiasm in helping us grow this product.

Skype Translator says Hello to Russian To try out Russian, or for those new to Skype Translator, simply click the globe icon in the Windows Desktop Skype.

Have a great Skype Translator story? We’d love to hear it! Please feel free to share it on social media using #SkypeTranslator. You can also share stories and feedback on the Skype Community, and if you need support, visit Skype Support.

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