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M365 Changelog: Live Captions and Live Transcript in Additional Spoken Language in Microsoft Teams Meetings

Petri Staff

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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.

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