Skype Launches Live-Caption And Subtitles In Video Calls

Skype Launches Live-Caption And Subtitles In Video Calls

In order to enable the feature in Skype, viewers must go into Skype's settings during a call and select the "more" button (it's a + sign) and then "turn subtitles on".

In conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft announced that both Skype and PowerPoint will be getting live captions and subtitles so that the applications can accommodate for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

The caption and subtitle feature enabled during video calls may also be beneficial to a wider population of Skype users, ranging from foreign language speakers or those who want to verify what was just said on a call in an area of spotty coverage where the audio feed may be cutting in and out. These additional viewing options will include the ability to scroll through them in their own side window. These features are not only created to warm the video-calling app back into the hearts of users, they will also add values to Skype in the face of stiff competition from the likes of WhatsApp and Messenger.

Make your presentations more inclusive with Live Captions & Subtitles in PowerPoint

In addition to that, Microsoft will also be adding translations for over 20 languages and dialects which will be rolling out in the coming weeks. The transcription of the presentation will be provided in real-time on PowerPoint slides as subtitles or captions.

The feature is available for users who have updated to the latest version of Skype, and works in both one-to-one and group calls.

Live captions and subtitles will support 12 spoken languages and display on-screen in more than 60 different languages. These real-time translations will be real-time in nature and users will be able to turn them on and off with a simple setting toggle for specific calls.

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