Published August 23, 2021

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

Reference ID: MC280258 | Effective: August 30, 2021

MC280258 – 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.

  • For Microsoft Teams meetings, if both recording and transcript policy settings are enabled, turning on 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.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70593 and 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.

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