1. avazee's Avatar
    I am extremely surprised that there has been no hint of adding a "microphone" key to the keyboard, or something similar along those lines that allows the user to use voice/speech-to-text universally across the OS, when inputting text.

    This is a critical feature that has been implemented for years on Android and iOS.

    Maybe I've missed something and this has been talked about? Thoughts?
    03-03-2014 01:34 PM
  2. ThermoDust's Avatar
    I personally would love to see this as it seems many apps have not taken advantage of the built in voice commands.
    03-04-2014 10:40 AM
  3. xrs22's Avatar
    I know you can do it for fb but for updating.
    03-04-2014 10:48 AM
  4. avazee's Avatar
    I know currently applications have to physically add an icon to the action bar, but that's completely ridiculous. The OS keyboard should have a button so you can dictate text by voice anywhere, at any time you're using a keyboard to input text.


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    03-04-2014 10:50 AM
  5. narv's Avatar
    I know currently applications have to physically add an icon to the action bar, but that's completely ridiculous. The OS keyboard should have a button so you can dictate text by voice anywhere, at any time you're using a keyboard to input text.
    so I don't like the idea of having this on the keyboard (especially if they are going to implement a swype style keyboard) but I like the location on the task bar. I think to keep with how it is now (I love the keyboard layout), by default whenever the keyboard appears it should have the taskbar, even if nothing else is implemented and allow to swipe up for the microphone for voice. That is how I would prefer it personally.
    03-04-2014 11:04 AM
  6. avazee's Avatar
    That's a great way to implement it, I like that idea.

    WPCentral team, anyone have any insight on if this will be coming in the 8.1 release? Please give us good news...


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    03-04-2014 11:06 AM
  7. narv's Avatar
    This hasn't been reported on and it may not be in. It may be best to implement a uservoice (or see if one exists already and vote on that) on the windows phone page and try to get it in for a future patch.. but at least bring it to their attention. based on the leaks, it seems a lot of the requests from uservoice have been implemented in 8.1.
    03-04-2014 11:08 AM

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