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Microsoft Translator introduces the world’s first personal universal translator


The personal universal translator has long been a dream of science fiction, but today that dream becomes a reality: Microsoft Translator now translates in-person conversations in real time with up to 100 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC. This new feature allows people to communicate in different languages face to face using their own language on their own device. This feature opens the door to a whole new world of communication among people, regardless of their language.





The new personal universal translator can be used for a variety of real world scenarios:

  • Be part of the conversation: Join a conversation regardless of your language. Chat.  Share experiences. Make a connection.
  • Immerse as you travel: Interact with ease when traveling internationally. Meet locals. Make new friends.
  • Present to a wider audience: Break the languages barrier and make your message heard by everyone in the room.
  • Make everyone feel welcome: Greet anyone regardless of the language they speak. Provide people with needed information.

The Microsoft Translator live preview feature is available now in the Microsoft Translator apps for Windows, Android, iOS and Amazon Fire. It is also available online at (or through this easy to remember URL: ).

Learn more about Microsoft Translator, the team that created it and organizations already benefiting from this new feature in the
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