Hands free typing now available in Office 365!

Thank you for your interest in Dictate. The Dictate add-in was an experimental project delivered through the Microsoft Garage to explore speech recognition in Office. With all of your great feedback and support, we’ve taken the learnings from the experiment and the capability is now available as a fully supported feature of Office 365.

The Dictate add-in that you previously installed from this page will cease to function on October 15, 2019.

To continue enjoying hands free typing in Office after October 15th, this article is a good starting point to learn more about the new capability in Office 365.

For those that cannot utilize Office 365, another option is to use the Dictation functionality available in Windows 10. To learn more, see this article.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Dictate stop working?

The Dictate add-in was an experimental project delivered through the Microsoft Garage to explore speech recognition in Office. With all of your great feedback and support, we’ve taken the learnings from the experiment and the capability is now available as a fully supported feature of Office 365.

How do I uninstall Dictate?

Go to Control Panel and click on Uninstall a Program. Find Dictate in the list of programs and click Uninstall. Follow the on-screen instruction for completing the uninstall.

Where can I find out more information about the Dictate feature in Office?

The Dictate functionality is now available as a part of Office 365 (requires subscription). This article is a good starting point to learn more.

How can I send feedback about the Dictate in Office 365?

Have a comment or suggestion about Microsoft Office? We need your feedback to help us deliver great products. This article outlines a few different ways to provide feedback.

Where can I learn more about Dictate feature in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, you may use the built-in dictation capability to convert spoken words to text anywhere on your PC; there's nothing you need to download and install to use it. To learn more, see this article.