Skype has announced that it will soon add live subtitles and video chat captions to its app. In this case, deaf or hard of hearing people can be fully aware of the conversations exchanged in video conversations.
The app's development team announced that PowerPoint, another Microsoft product, had announced its decision to add captions and live subtitles to the software a few hours ago. The common denominator between Skype and PowerPoint is that both rely on Microsoft's powerful AI to deliver this new feature.
To use the live subtitle feature, users just need to press one of the "more" or (+) buttons during the conversation to activate the subtitles. Of course, it's always possible to keep subtitles active by default.
Live Skype subtitles are automatically scrolling, although if you don't want to see them on the talk screen, you can move the window out of the video call box. Users of version 8 of Skype on iOS, Android, Linux, Mac and Windows, and users of Skype for Windows 10 can access this feature.
According to Microsoft, support for 20 different languages will be added in the coming weeks with live subtitles.Source