Voice clips are audio recordings of what you say when you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products and services. When you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products, speech recognition technology automatically generates the audio of what you say into words so that the Microsoft services can respond.
You can also choose to contribute voice clips to help improveÂ voice typing. If you choose not to contribute voice clips, you can still use voice typing. You can change your settings anytime in voice typing settings. If youâ€™re using a work or school account, the ability to share voice data isnâ€™t available, but you can still use voice typing.
Microsoft uses voice clips to help train speech recognition technology to be better, more accurate, and more precise for you and everyone who speaks your language. For example, your everyday use of Microsoft voice-enabled products helps speech recognition models to learn and better recognize complex and nuanced aspects of how people talkâ€”like accents or regional dialects, and how sentences are structured in different languages. Sampling voice clips also helps Microsoft make their technology better at understanding speech in different acoustic settingsâ€”like when thereâ€™s a lot of ambient noise versus when things are quiet. These improvements allow Microsoft to build better voice-enabled capabilities that benefit users across all Microsoft products and services.
This tutorial will show you how to start or stop contributing your voice clips to Microsoft for your account in Windows 11.
Voice typingÂ allows you to enter text on your PC by speaking.
You can useÂ voice typing commandsÂ to manually insert punctuation marks.
If you like, you can turn onÂ Auto punctuationÂ to have voice typing automatically insert punctuation marks.
This tutorial will show you how to to turn on or off auto punctuation for voice typing for your account in Windows 11.
With voice typing, you can enter text on your PC by speaking. Voice typing uses online speech recognition, which is powered by Azure Speech services.
To switch voice typing languages, you will need to change theÂ input languageÂ you use.
This tutorial will show you how to use voice typing to dictate text with your voice in Windows 11.
In Windows 10, you can add and remove voice packages for a language for your device and apps. For example, text-to-speech (TTS) voices for Narrator.
Starting in Windows 10 build 18309, you can download additional voices in other languages without having to download language packs.
See also: Appendix A: Supported languages and voices | Windows Support
This tutorial will show you how to add and remove voice packages for a text-to-speech (TTS) language for all users in Windows 10.
When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it lets you control your PC with your voice alone, without needing a keyboard or mouse.
Using only your voice, you can open menus, click buttons and other objects on the screen, dictate text into documents, and write and send emails. Just about anything you do with your keyboard and mouse can be done with only your voice.
Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.
You can choose to enable or disable voice activation mode for Speech Recognition.
Enable voice activation mode – Windows Speech Recognition turns off when you say the “Stop Listening” voice command, and must be turned on by clicking on the microphone button or pressing the Ctrl+Windows keys
Disable voice activation mode – Speech Recognition goes into sleep mode when not in use, and can be activated by saying the “Start Listening” voice command.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable voice activation for Speech Recognition for your account in Windows 10.