Skype Translator has enabled users of the popular communications platform to engage with others in calls who happen to speak different languages. Microsoft has rolled out an update to allow for Arabic translation by supporting Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), used in not only the Middle East but also Northern Africa as a standard form of the language.

Microsoft has added Arabic to the list of supported languages on the Skype desktop app, as well as available translation apps for iOS and Android. There are now eight spoken languages offered by Skype Translator, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian). These are complimented by more than 50 written languages. More details can be found on the Skype blog.