MC245302: New Slide Translation Content via PowerPoint Live in Teams Meeting (Desktop)

This new slide translation feature in Microsoft Teams (desktop) will enable all meeting attendees to translate presentation content, presented via PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting, into a language of their choice while in private view. We will not be moving forward with this feature in the DoD environment at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80601.

Translate the slide show content privately in a Teams meeting with PowerPoint Live

MC245302: New Slide Translation Content via PowerPoint Live in Teams Meeting

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out at the end of June (previously mid-June) and expect to complete the rollout by early July (previously late June).

How this will affect your organization

Meeting attendees will see the slide translation feature when the presenter uses PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting. Each meeting attendee will be able to convert the slide show content into one of nineteen languages of their preference. This unique experience will only occur for the user requesting slide translation without interrupting the presenter or any other attendees in the meeting.

PowerPoint slide translation is available in nineteen languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russion
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Turkish

PowerPoint slide translation is available in nineteen languages.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC245302
Published: 19 March 2021
Updated: 30 June 2021