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Announcing live translation for captions in Microsoft Teams

We’re excited to announce the availability of live translation for captions. With this new feature, users can fully participate in meetings where the spoken language(s) may not be familiar or their most comfortable language to understand. Now meeting participants can read the live captions translated to their language of preference.

Using Microsoft Speech Translation technology powered by Azure Cognitive Services, live translation for captions in Teams supports 40 spoken languages. Live translation for captions is ideal in meetings with multi-lingual users and audiences as it supports one spoken language and multiple displayed text (subtitle) languages. Adding translation to live captions allows for more engaging, inclusive, and productive meetings.

Live translation for captions is temporarily available as a preview for all Microsoft Teams customers. After the preview period, to use live translation for captions, meeting organizers will need the Teams Premium offering. Learn more about Microsoft Teams Premium here.