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Microsoft is testing ‘voice launcher’ feature for Windows users: Report

Microsoft is testing ‘voice launcher’ feature

Microsoft is reportedly testing a new feature which will be called “voice launcher” and this will allow users to interact with apps and files using voice commands. This comes as per reported by Windowslatest.

Here we take a note of the fact that this feature will not be available to all users. Microsoft is testing the feature for a number of users that follow languages: English (US, UK, Canada, Australia and India), French (France and Canada), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, German Italian and Japanese.

As of now, this is still an experimental feature, Microsoft has also been asking the users to contribute to its voice search database to help deliver more accurate results.

“Your everyday use of voice typing could make Microsoft’s online speech tech more accurate for everyone who speaks your language. If you decide to contribute your voice clips, some of these clips will be reviewed by Microsoft employees and vendors,” Microsoft says in the voice launcher prompt.

The company goes on to add that it will always keep the contributors’ identity protected. As such, if there is a voice clip with personal information, it will go on to expunge it. Microsoft says that the contributed voice clips will be used by Microsoft employees and vendors that will improve speech technology.

As per report, this experimental feature automatically will come up in the Windows Search API. Also, users will be able to manually summon the voice launcher using the Windows Narrator shortcut ‘Win + H’.

The report also has screenshots of the interface of the new feature – there are voice typing launcher comes with a modern design. Reports also say that the feature has been optimised for all form factors running Windows.

The voice typing launcher will also allow users to enable auto-punctuation”. As the name implies, it will add relevant punctuations to your dictations.

However, there is no formal word on wider availability of the feature. The report says it could be available through Windows 10 October 2021 update.

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