M365 Changelog: (Updated) Profanity filtering on/off control for Live Captions in Teams meetings

MC537415 – Updated April 18, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With the newly introduced toggle for turn on/off profanity filtering in Live Captions, users will now be able to control whether they want to continue to leverage the profanity filtering capability provided out of the box, or if they want to see every word as-is.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 113412.

When this will happen:

Targeted Release (Public preview): Microsoft will begin rolling out early April and expect to complete by mid-April.

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-April (previously early May) and expect to complete by early May (previously mid-May).

GCC-High and DoD: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-June (previously early July) and expect to complete by early July (previously mid-July).

How this will affect your organization:

Users now have a new option to turn off the profanity filtering and be able to see the Captions as is. They can control this option via Settings in Teams > Captions and transcripts > Filter profane words in meeting captions.

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What you need to do to prepare:

You may consider updating the training materials for you users to inform this feature is now available.