Skype will get a new useful function

  • Skype will get a new useful function

Skype will get a new useful function

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

The American company Microsoft plans to launch the subtitle option in real-time in Skype.

"Skype has been hard at work at making our features more inclusive, and live captions & subtitles are just one way we made Skype calls more accessible", wrote the Skype team in a blog post.

"Live captions and subtitles are optimized to be fast, continuous, and contextually updated as people speak".

As it is, the feature automatically scrolls through in your call. These additional viewing options will include the ability to scroll through them in their own 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. The new feature was announced on the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, giving users who are deaf or hard of hearing an important accessibility feature.

The new feature are supposed to improve inclusivity on both Skype and PowerPoint, so it will likely be a welcome addition for many. 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.

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.

The new feature will be available on Android, iOS, Windows, Skype for Windows 10, Linux, and Mac expectedly in the coming days. Select Settings, then Calling, and then Call subtitles. This will be added in the coming weeks, but again, no specific date has been given.