Skype Launches Live-Caption And Subtitles In Video Calls

Doris Richards
December 5, 2018

The cool thing is, Microsoft also has expanded for the live translation capability, as the company will release the translation for more than 20 languages and dialects in the upcoming weeks. Microsoft has revealed that Skype will be getting a new feature which will automatically caption and subtitle the communication taking place during a call to allow those people to follow along in the conversation. In a future update, however, it will be possible to manually scroll through subtitles and take advantage of additional viewing options.

Long wanted by people who use the app primarily for making calls, the call recording feature is completely cloud-based and allows users to record both audio and video, a massive boon particularly for podcasters and video bloggers. The new feature will work on the latest version of Skype, and is available on individual as well as group calls (both personal or professional). If you speak a different language than a presenter or are hard of hearing or deaf, you may not get as much out of a presentation as someone without those barriers. Skype users are also given the option to turn on the feature for just one call or for all the calls. The captions and subtitles will be accessible for Office 365 subscribers using PowerPoint on Windows 10, PowerPoint for Mac, and PowerPoint Online. This innovative new feature provides captions and subtitles for presentations in real-time. Users can turn the feature off whenever they want, as well.


Live captions and subtitles will support 12 spoken languages and display on-screen in more than 60 different languages. To turn off, click on Turn subtitles off. Select Settings, then Calling, and then Call subtitles.

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