Microsoft has released an updated Translator app for iOS with a redesigned user experience that will allow you to translate quickly.
This updated app is now built on top of upgraded Azure Cognitive Services allowing to translate text, speech, and images in more than 100 languages. You can select translation languages and the app will indicate the modes are supported for the language pair, such as speech translation, image translation and/or text translation.
The speech translation experience gets a big upgrade in which AI auto-detect your spoken language. Microsoft is using a new AI technology in Cognitive Services allowing two people to have natural and continuous conversations without the interruption of selecting source/target audio languages or tapping the microphone each time someone speaks.
Microsoft has also transitioned from an offline OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine to an online OCR engine powered by Azure Cognitive Services to offer high quality image translation with expanded language coverage.
Use the conversation feature by tapping on the icon located on top-right corner of the app to transcribe a single person’s speech or translate multiple users within a group.
You can download the redesigned Microsoft Translator app for iOS here. A similar redesigned experience is coming soon to Microsoft Translator app for Android.