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Could Voice Typing in Microsoft Windows be the future?


This is a brief look into the Voice Typing feature in Microsoft Windows 10 and 11.

This is a unique feature that could assist you in your everyday computing tasks. Voice Typing uses speech recognition to enter text on your PC, by simply talking.

If typing is not your strongest area when it comes to computing, or you find yourself getting frustrated with how long a word, or even a sentence may take you to type out, then this feature is for you.

This feature makes for elevated convenience, as well as encouraging more efficiency.

Introducing Voice Typing in Microsoft Windows 10 & 11

Voice Typing is a fantastic feature in Microsoft Windows 10 and 11 that will appeal to many users. The functionality simply allows you to turn your voice into text, without the need to type out whole words or sentences.

Before you can use this feature, you will need to ensure that online speech recognition is enabled to use the Voice Typing feature.

If using Windows 10, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Speech > Turn on ‘Online Speech Recognition’

If using Windows 11 navigate to Settings > Privacy & Security > Speech > Turn on ‘Online Speech Recognition’

How do I do this?

Firstly, make sure:

  • You are connected to the internet
  • Have a working microphone
  • Have your cursor in a text box

Now, let’s find out how easy it is to use this great feature!

1. To initiate Voice Typing, simply press the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut – “Win + H“.

Voice Typing Keyboard Shortcut Microsoft

2. The “Listening…” alert will appear, and you can then dictate whatever you wish to appear as text.

3. When you have finished, simply say a voice typing command, such as “Stop listening”.

Additional Information

This blog is just a brief introduction into Voice Typing.

The feature has lots of great functionality, including auto punctuation and voice typing commands.

We’ll blog about these features over the coming months – keep an eye on our blog section for even more great tips.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or

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