Microsoft introduced a feature on Skype version 8 that will provide captions and subtitles during Skype calls. This sounds a lot similar to what Microsoft has demonstrated while demoing modern meetings at Microsoft Build earlier this year. While what we have seen at the Build is far from being ready for consumers the company has implemented some of its ideas on Skype.

The feature will be rolled out in a phased manner to almost all the major computing platform and that includes Windows, MAC, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets, Android(6.0+), and Skype for Windows 10(version 14).

How to turn live captions & subtitles on in Skype:

  • During an audio or video call, select the more button.
  • Select Turn subtitles on.

To enable live captions & subtitles as the default for all Skype calls:

  • Select your profile picture.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select Calling.
  • Select Call subtitles.
  • Toggle on Show subtitles for all voice and video calls.