M365 Changelog: Microsoft Teams Meeting Auto-Transcription

MC414474 – In Microsoft Teams, Microsoft will be releasing a feature that allows meeting organizers to transcribe meetings automatically if the meeting has been set to be recorded.

This will make the recording playback experience accessible.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97842

When this will happen:

GA: Microsoft will begin rollout in late August and expect rollout to be completed by mid-September.

Government Clouds: Microsoft will begin rollout in mid-September and expect rollout to be completed by mid-October.

How this will affect your organization:

Live transcription can make your meetings (and calls) more productive and inclusive for participants who are deaf or hard-of-hearing or have different levels of language proficiency. 

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When the meeting organizer sets the Record automatically meeting option to On for a meeting, Transcription will now also be turned on with Recording when the meeting begins, if Transcription is allowed by admins. 

What you need to do to prepare:

If transcription is on in your tenant, this feature will be automatically enabled, to review and change the transcription policy, please follow admin documentation for meetings.

Notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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