Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Skype will get a very useful feature

Skype will get a very useful feature

To celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft has announced upcoming support for live captions and subtitles in PowerPoint and Skype.

Microsoft is taking a step forward in making Skype more accessible today with the launch of live call captions and subtitles.

Starting this week, PowerPoint captioning and subtitling features, which were previously available through the Presentation Translator add-in, will begin migrating to PowerPoint proper with support for 12 spoken languages and 60 text languages.

While the live captions and subtitles are already available in Skype, it will only roll out in late January 2019 for PowerPoint and it will be made available for all Office 265 subscribers for PowerPoint on Windows 10 and Mac, and also PowerPoint Online.

The live captions and subtitles will be "fast, continuous, and contextually updated as people speak", said the software giant.

Make your presentations more inclusive with Live Captions & Subtitles in PowerPoint
Microsoft adds real-time captions and subtitles to Skype -- PowerPoint to follow

The new feature are supposed to improve inclusivity on both Skype and PowerPoint, so it will likely be a welcome addition for many. By enabling the feature, users will get to read translated subtitles in the language of their choice. Users can turn the feature off whenever they want, as well.

As of now, the captions and subtitles will automatically scroll in the call. Turn on the switch to Show subtitles for all voice and video calls.

The option is enabled in Skype's settings by selecting the more (+) button during the call and choosing "turn subtitles on". To have it enabled by default on all future calls, that can be changed via Settings Calling Call subtitles.

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