Microsoft recently allowed anyone to download and try out their Skype Translator preview app for Windows 8.1. Now the app has been updated to support two more spoken languages, French and German.

Microsoft says:

"We are now breaking down more language barriers, and bringing the world closer together, by offering six spoken Skype Translator languages – English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish – along with 50 instant messaging languages."

Microsoft has also released a new video showing the story of one of its employees. Ted Hart. He lost his hearing at a young age, but with the help of Microsoft's Skype Translator team, he is now able to communicate with others better by using the app and its transcription features.

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Source: Microsoft