Microsoft introduces real time audio transcription feature to Word

By Gitanjali Mangal - August 27, 2020 1:08 pm

Microsoft has added an audio transcription feature in Word for the web which will save time and effort with transcription and video commands.

The Microsoft 365 users can now record conversations directly in Word for the web and then transcribe them automatically.

It will help the students, journalists and researchers by saving a lot of time.
At present, there is a five-hour limit per month for uploading the recordings and every upload is limited to 200 MB.

In another feature, transcribe detects different speakers so after you finish recording, you can easily follow the flow of the transcript.

After the conversation, one can revisit parts of the recording by playing back the time-stamped audio and can even edit the transcript if see something amiss.

Microsoft said, “Your transcript will appear alongside the Word document, along with the recording, which enables you to leverage your transcript to create great content in the way that is best for you,”

Transcribe in Word is supported in the new Microsoft Edge or Chrome browsers.

Currently, transcribing audio into English (US) is the only language supported, but “we are working on support for more languages”, Microsoft said.







Transcribe also enables the users to upload audio or videos you recorded outside of Word.

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“Whether you record on your phone or via one of the many calling and video conferencing apps, you can simply select the file to upload and transcribe. Transcribe supports .mp3, .wav, .m4a, or .mp4 files,” the company informed. Microsoft informed.

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