Now in Public preview & Targeted release: Customizing captions in Teams meetings


Teams now allows you to customize the presentation of captions in meetings. We have introduced a new captions settings pane that allows you to customize the font color and size, increase the number of lines that are displayed, and change the positioning of the captions in the meetings window. We have also added the ability to scroll through the most recent captions.


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Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.


How to enable

Users can access the options in meetings via More ... > Language and speech > Turn on live captions > Click on new Settings in the captions section > Caption settings 


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The following options are now supported: 

  • Changing spoken language 
  • Changing caption language (Live translated captions is part of Teams Premium) 
  • Adjusting colors, height, position (top, bottom), and font size 


Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Note 2: To be able to use this feature, user needs to be in Public Preview. Other meeting participants are not required to be in Public Preview.


Supported clients and platforms






Google Chrome



Microsoft Edge












Known issues



Known limitations



Enable your Teams client for the public preview 


  1. First, IT admins need to set an update policy that turns on Allow public preview. Learn how at Public preview in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs.  
  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 


Send us your feedback 

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help Give feedback This is on the bottom left of your client.




Thank you,

Preview Team

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams


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