Audio-video calls have changed the way we communicate. A few years ago, Skype was the only app that could reliably make audio and video calls, but since then many other messaging applications have joined the fray and really work better than Skype. Skype has worked to bring out its calling function from other applications. A code editor has been added that can be accessed during a call and subtitles have also been added, by default, are not enabled.
Below you can enable subtitles for Skype calls.
Enable Subtitles For Skype Calls
This is a new feature and is available in the UWP Skype app and in Android and iOS apps. Make sure you are running the latest version of the app. Subtitles can be enabled by call or for all calls.
To enable subtitles for a particular Skype call, initiate the call or accept an incoming call. When the call connects, click the lower-right button and select “Enable Subtitles” from the menu. This will enable subtitles only for that call. If the call is disconnected or hung up and called again, you will need to reactivate the subtitles.
To enable subtitles for all Skype calls:
- Open the Skype app and click the More options button in the upper right corner of the left column.
- Select Settings from the menu.
- In the Settings window, go to the Calling tab and select Call Subtitles.
- Enable the ‘Show subtitles for all voice and video calls’
The feature has also been implemented in the Android and iOS Skype apps. To enable subtitles for all calls in the Skype app, open the app and tap on your profile thumbnail. On the profile screen, tap on Settings, go to Calling and select Call Subtitles. Enable subtitles from the switch and will be displayed for all calls.
To enable subtitles for specific calls, initiate a call and once connected, tap on the plus button. In the overlay menu, tap on the Enable Subtitles button to enable subtitles for that call.
Similar to the desktop version, the subtitles will only be enabled for this call. If you terminate it and start a new call with the same contact, you must enable it again.
Subtitles are not enabled for all languages. They are specific to some selected languages and only time will tell how good they are. It is important to mention that YouTube has automatic subtitles and they are terrible. Let’s see how Skype handles them.
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