Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams

Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Teams

In Microsoft Teams for Windows 10, you can use Immersive Reader for reading conversation messages.

Use Immersive Reader for your Teams messages

  1. Hover your cursor over or touch a message, select the ellipses ... menu, and then select Immersive Reader.

    Your message opens within Immersive Reader.

  2. You can do one or more of the following in Immersive Reader, depending on how you want to focus on the content in your document.

    • Select Play at the bottom of the window to hear your document read aloud and to see the text highlighted simultaneously. The narrator starts reading from the top of your page by default, unless you have selected a word, in which case it will start reading from the selected word. Select Pause to stop narration.

      Select Voice Options on the top right of the document to change the speed of narration.

      Immersive reader voice speed and gender
    • Text options   

      You can change the appearance of your document by using Text options. The choices you make in text options can help bring more attention to the content and remove visual distraction.

      Set Text Size, Spacing, Font, and Themes that suit your learning needs. You can increase or decrease text size and the amount of spacing between letters and words. The Theme color you select becomes the background color of the document.

      Immersive reader menu
    • Parts of Speech   

      Select one or more of the following options:

      • Syllables to break words into syllables.

      • Nouns to highlight nouns in your document in purple.

      • Verbs to highlight verbs in your document in red.

      • Adjectives to highlight adjectives in your document in teal.

        Immersive reader parts of speech

    • Reading preferences   

      Translate options are found under the Picture Dictionary section.
      • Line Focus enables readers to narrow the focus of their reading experience by highlighting sets of one, three, or five lines within their chosen material in Immersive Reader. Use the toggle to turn it on or off.

        Line Focus interface
      • Picture Dictionary gives you the ability to click on any single word and have it read aloud.

      • Translate lets you change the language of the text you're reading.

  3. Click the Close icon to exit Immersive Reader.

Troubleshooting


Fix text-to-speech reading in wrong language

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