MC280258: Live Captions and Live Transcript in Additional Spoken Language in Microsoft Teams Meetings

With this feature release, Microsoft Teams meetings held in GCC will now have a real-time transcript during your meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. This will help users in real-time recall what has been said during the meeting as well as review the meeting after the fact. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70593 and 83615.

Meetings held in one of the supported languages now are supported by real time captioning. We have expanded from just English (US) to include English (Canada), English (India), English (United Kingdom), English (Australia), English (New Zealand), German?(Germany), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch (Netherlands), Dutch (Belgium), French (France), Spanish (Spain), Japanese (Japan), French (Canada), Chinese (Cantonese, Traditional), Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified), Hindi (India), Italian (Italy), Korean (Korea), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish (Sweden), Polish (Poland), Arabic (United Arab Emirates), Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Danish (Denmark), Finnish (Finland), Norwegian (Norway), Russian (Russia). Users on mobile will be able to view captions in the supported languages, but only desktop users will be able to switch the spoken language.

Meetings held in one of the supported languages now are supported by Live Transcript. We have expanded from just English (US) to include English (Canada), English (India), English (united Kingdom), English (Australia), English (New Zealand), German (Germany), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch (Netherlands), Dutch (Belgium), French (France), Spanish (Spain), Japanese (Japan), French (Canada), Chinese (Cantonese, Traditional), Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified), Hindi (India), Italian (Italy), Korean (Korea), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish (Sweden), Polish (Poland), Arabic (United Arab Emirates), Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Danish (Denmark), Finnish (Finland), Norwegian (Norway), Russia (Russia).

MC280258: Live Captions and Live Transcript in Additional Spoken Language in Microsoft Teams Meetings

  • For Microsoft Teams meetings, if both recording and transcript policy settings are enabled, turning on the recording will also start live transcription in a meeting.
  • Users on mobile will be able to view captions in the supported languages, but only desktop users will be able to switch the spoken language.

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in late August and expect to complete rollout mid-September.

How this will affect your organization

We have expanded from just English (US) to include the below languages and dialects that are now supported by real-time captioning and real-time transcription.

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.

  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
  • English (India)
  • Japanese (Japan)
  • Arabic (United Arab Emirates)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • Korean (Korea)
  • Chinese (Cantonese, Traditional)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • Norwegian (Norway)
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified)
  • Finnish (Finland)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Danish (Denmark)
  • French (Canada)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Dutch (Belgium)
  • French (France)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • German (Germany)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • English (Australia)
  • Hindi (India)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • English (Canada)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Swedish (Sweden)

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: MC280258
Effective: August 30, 2021