Microsoft’s Windows 11 Update comes with new Voice Access features

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  • Microsoft is planning to release a new Windows 11 preview for testers in the Windows Insider Program, the Voice Access.  
  • Microsoft has positioned tear-drop icons immediately to the left of each letter on its new touch-screen keypad.
  • The keyboard enables users to input text and numbers, launch and close apps, select buttons, and choose menu items.
  • The new Voice Access feature enhances the capabilities of the OS, users can control their devices and give commands through voice.
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Microsoft has announced plans to release a new Windows 11 preview for members of the Windows Insider Program.

In addition to general improvements, one notable new feature is Voice Access. Microsoft claims that the new feature is more efficient and works better for touch-keyboard users.

Microsoft’s Windows 11 Preview Build 22538, available on the development channel, includes a Voice Access update.

Touch screen keypad

On the new touch-screen keypad, Microsoft has placed tear-drop icons to the left of the letter keys. The company has designed the phone so that certain operations can be performed more easily, such as spelling of words, entering emojis, names and emails, punctuation marks, and symbols. 

Microsoft has announced that it will be expanding the number of available touch keyboard commands in future updates.

Windows 11 users can still use their voice to enter text by issuing on- and off- commands. The voice commands help users execute tasks without going through the hassle. 

Voice Access

The Voice Access feature is still in its early stages of development for the Windows platform. It was first launched in December 2021 and has been available to Windows Insiders only since then.

Microsoft has added a new feature to its voice-to-text software that is bundled with Windows 11. The feature, Voice Typing, was among the several changes made by Microsoft for its latest operating system.

The newly-introduced Voice Access component enhances the capabilities of the OS. Through this feature, users can now control their devices and give commands through their voices.

You can use a variety of methods to enter text and numbers into apps, as well as to control aspects of Windows 11. You can open apps, select buttons, and choose menu items.

Are you excited to see the new Voice Access updates come to Windows 11? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.