Microsoft is developing a new feature that helps users control text fields when they don’t want to use the mouse and keyboard,media reported. With the new voice input experience, users can now easily dictate text to create documents, e-mail messages, and more. Windows has long provided its dictation capabilities that allow users to enter by voice 1st between text boxes where in the system, but Microsoft is now working to create the most reliable voice input experience on Windows.
This new voice-listening feature will enhance the user’s typing experience, and the modern design of the listening mode and touch keyboard will make it even better.
It also comes with automatic punctuation to help users write down their thoughts more easily by automatically inserting periods, question marks, and exclamation points.
The auto-punctuation function needs to be turned on manually in the settings.
At the same time, Microsoft has created a new modern design for the listening experience. If you’re using a physical keyboard and press the Win-H shortcut, you’ll see the following:
If you’re using a virtual keyboard, press and hold the mic icon to access the keying function, as shown in the following image:
In addition, Microsoft has introduced the ability to start and stop with voice instead of clicking on icons. The new listening experience will also provide users with tools to edit documents, including commands to delete or select parts of text.
This newly added feature will make listening more powerful, flexible, and more useful than the current implementation.
Microsoft points out that Windows 10’s new integrated speech recognition feature is still under development and will eventually get better before it is released publicly.
Users in the following markets and languages will enjoy this new voice input typing experience:
English: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India.
French: France and Canada.
Chinese Simplified: China.
Spanish: Mexico and Spain.
German, Italian, Japanese.