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Microsoft Translator app for Windows desktop will be retired soon

The Microsoft Translator app for Windows is no longer available for download from the Microsoft Store. Please read the blog below to discover all your options for translating on your Windows device.

The Microsoft Translator app for Windows desktop will no longer be available for download, beginning April 8, 2021. If you have already downloaded the desktop app, it will continue to work however technical support and updates to the service will no longer be provided. This does not affect any other translation features in Microsoft products that use the Microsoft Translator service.

Microsoft Translator is focused on providing quality translation solutions when and where you need them. We continue to offer products to help you translate speech, text, and images: the Microsoft Translator mobile app on Android and iOS devices, the browser version of Translator’s multi-device conversations, and Translator for Bing. Microsoft Translator also powers the native translation features in Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) as well as translation within the Microsoft Edge browser.

Multi-device Translated Conversations in Your Browser

To continue having translated conversations on your Windows device, head to the on Microsoft Edge or your preferred web browser. The site provides the same capabilities for multi-device conversations as the Windows app—hold translated conversations with up to 250 people, each joining from their own computer or mobile device.

Translate in Your Mobile Device

The Microsoft Translator app for Android and iOS provides the following features:

Multi-device conversations: Hold translated conversations with up to 250 people, with each person participating in their own language from their own device.

Text translation: Type text in 90 languages and dialects, and get an instant translation back. You can download offline language packs in selected languages to translate text when you’re offline.

Speech translation*: Use split-screen translation to speak two languages into one microphone for one-on-one conversations, or tap and speak into the microphone to translate short phrases while online.

Camera*: Translate the text in photos with the app’s built-in camera viewer, or upload saved photos from your gallery.

Phrasebooks*: View verified translations for travel, directions, lodging, dining, and more. Pronunciation guides to help you learn important phrases, and you can listen to translations at three different speeds.

Learn more about the Microsoft Translator app.

To transcribe and translate in-person meetings on your iPhone, you can also use the new Group Transcribe app, a Microsoft Garage project.

Translate text in Translator for Bing

Translator for Bing at continues to offer text translation in 90 languages and dialects from Microsoft Edge or your other preferred browser. Just type or paste text into the box and get an instant translation. You can also hear the audio of the translated text, get alternative translations for selected words, see examples of selected words in sentences, and get transliterated results in selected languages.

If you need to translate a website, you can also paste the URL of the site into Translator for Bing to get a link to the site translated in Web Translator.

What you can do with Microsoft Translator

At home

Translate real-time conversations, menus and street signs, websites, documents, and more using the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, Android, and the web.  Learn more

At work

Globalize your business and customer interactions with text and speech translation powered by Translator and Microsoft Speech service, both members of the Azure Cognitive Services family.  Learn more

In the classroom

Create a more inclusive classroom for both students and parents with live captioning and cross-language understanding. Learn more


*Feature is available in selected languages