Skype launches real-time captions and subtitles

Skype to offer real-time captions

If you're in a call, you can switch the setting on by selecting the "+" icon and toggling "Turn subtitles on".

Apart from that, PowerPoint will also be getting live captions and subtitles, and according to Microsoft, this feature is powered by AI so that the live captions and subtitles can be done in real-time, meaning that while the presenter is presenting his/her content, the AI will in translating or processing the words so that it will result in ideal captions/subtitles or translations.

Users can already experience the new feature on the latest version of Skype where the live captions and subtitles work for both one-on-one calls and also group calls. In a future update, however, it will be possible to manually scroll through subtitles and take advantage of additional viewing options.

The live captions and subtitles option is claimed to be fast, continuous and contextually updated as people speak. Specifically, Skype will soon allow you to scroll through the captions in a side window. The goal is to offer an alternative means of following a spoken PowerPoint presentation or participating in a Skype audio or video call.

In addition to the new offering, the company announced plans to launch a translation feature in aim to support more than 20 languages.

To use them for every call by default, users will need to head into Settings Calling Call subtitles, and turn on "Show subtitles for all voice and video calls". The captions and subtitles appear as people are talking. 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.

Lately, Microsoft has been adding features that make a lot of sense to users.



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