MC280258 – Updated August 24, 2021: Microsoft has updated the content for additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
With this feature release, Microsoft Teams is expanding the language support for real-time captioning and real-time transcription.
This message is associated with the following Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID’s:
- Microsoft Teams: Live Captions in additional spoken languages for Teams Meetings – 70593
- Microsoft Teams: Live transcript in Teams meetings in additional spoken languages – 83615
When this will happen:
Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late August and expect to complete rollout mid-September.
How this will affect your organization:
Microsoft has expanded from just English (US) to include the below languages and dialects that are now supported by real-time captioning and real-time transcription.
|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.