Microsoft Optioning Filter for Offending Typists Over Skype

Brittany Vincent

Skype is extremely convenient for many of us, especially when it comes to communicating with friends without reliable phones or, well, phones at all. But it comes with its own set of frustrations, one of which Microsoft is hoping to eliminate in the future.

Reports via The Next Web and PC World confirm that Microsfot recently held a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden where the possibility of a typing filter could be introduced to Skype in the future.

The technology, which would be similar to what's already used within Microsoft's Lync software, would stay alert and "listen" to sounds like the click-clack of typing, then filter it out in real time. How often is Skype used for business meetings where there's some dedicated note-taking going on? Exactly -- and that's why this move would prove so lucrative for Skype users in the future.

Microsoft didn't give an official comment on the situation, but it's a no-brainer. No one wants to hear a cacophony of keys in the middle of a meeting, after all.

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