Microsoft Word is getting a killer new feature

Microsoft has unveiled a new feature for Word that should make note-taking faster and easier than ever, for professional and personal users alike.

According to a Microsoft blog post, the popular word processor will now allow users to transcribe audio in real-time and generate transcripts from existing recordings (including .mp3, .wav, .m4a and .mp4 files).

The new addition, called Transcribe in Word, generates interactive transcripts that sit in the sidebar next to the document - ready to be searched, edited or drawn from.

Word can also differentiate between the voices of multiple speakers, meaning transcripts are simple to read and digest.

Transcribe is available immediately to all Microsoft 365 subscribers via the Microsoft Word web client, but is only compatible with Edge and Google Chrome web browsers.