How do I turn on voice typing in Chrome?


Learn what is voice typing and how to turn on voice typing in Chrome. This should enable you to type directly in different websites (e.g.: type emails in Gmail, messages in Facebook, etc) using your voice.

What is Voice Typing?

Recent advancements in machine learning and speech recognition have now made it possible to convert speech into text in real-time thereby enabling Voice Typing. Voice Typing is a feature that lets you use your type directly into your browser using speech-to-text. You can enable Voice Typing in over 180+ languages.

Voice Typing is useful for older users who have difficulty typing, people with hand injuries or medical conditions like Arthritis or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, typing in foreign languages (for example typing in Hindi), or simply for a change and to have fun.

How to enable Voice Typing?

  1. Make sure you are using the Google Chrome browser. If you are not, download it now from here.
  2. Download and install the Voice-In Voice Typing chrome extension from the Chrome Webstore.
  3. Follow the setup instructions to setup Voice-In
  4. Voila! That's it. Now you have Voice Typing enabled in your Chrome browser.

This article was written by Anil Shanbhag, Voice In's founder. Voice In lets you use your voice to type on 1000s on websites, including Gmail, ChatGPT, Google Docs, Notion, etc.