In addition to PowerPoint getting real-time text and text in 2019, Microsoft announced that similar technology is available in Skype. Today's launch to coincide with the UN International Disability Day, the new feature gives those who are deaf or hearing impaired to read the words spoken during Skype audio or video calls .
The option is enabled in Skype settings by selecting the more (+) button during the conversation and selecting "turn on subtitles."
It can also be set by default under Settings, "says the company. (To do that, click on the profile picture, then Settings, then Call, then Call subtitles, then switch Show subtitles for all voice and video calls.)
When turned on, live captions and subtitles are automatically ringed , but Microsoft says it works to offer other display options in the future. In particular, Skype will soon allow you to browse captions in a sidebar.
The company claims that the new AI-driven captions and subtitles are optimized to be "fast, continuous, and contextual update as people speak."
Real-time captions are just one way Skype has worked to make it easier to communicate. It has also expanded its real-time translation capabilities a few years ago, and today it says that translations are published that support more than 20 languages and dialects in the coming weeks.
When the switch is on, Skype users can read the subtitles in the language they choose during each call.
Real-time text and text feature is available in Skype Version 8 on Android (6.0+), Android tablets, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, and Skype for Windows. 10 (version 14). However, it can not live immediately for you, even if you are in the correct version as it is gradually rolling out in the weeks to come.