Now in public preview: Live Captions on web in all supported spoken languages and CART captions

Microsoft

Description

Teams meetings on web browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari) will now support Live Captions in all supported spoken languages as well as CART.

 

Live Captions is the foundation for enabling Intelligent Meetings scenarios. Teams is investing in them in order to foster: 

  1. Inclusivity: Aid people with hearing deficit and facilitate communication without language barriers.
  2. Productivity: Make meetings more effective.
  3. Engagement: Stay connected.

Supported Languages: English (US), English (Canada), English (India), English (UK), English (Australia), English (New Zealand), Arabic (Arab Emirates), Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), French (Canada), French (France), Finnish, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish.

 

Flighting status

Available now for everyone in Public Preview.

 

How to enable

  1. While you are joined to a meeting on the web browser (Chrome/Edge/Safari), click on the overflow menu (…) 
  2. Select the overflow menu (…) button
  3. Click on “Turn on live captions” and you should be able to see captions start immediately.

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

 

Supported clients and platforms

Windows 10

macOS

iOS

Android

Linux

Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Edge

Internet Explorer

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Known limitations

  • Teams doesn't save captions.
  • Make sure the language you select is the language everyone is speaking in the meeting.
  • When you change the spoken language setting, it affects everyone. The captions and transcript language will change for all meeting participants.

 

Enable your Teams client for the public preview

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

 

Summary of public preview features

For a history of features in the Teams public previews, see Microsoft Teams Public Preview - Microsoft Tech Community

 

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 

 

 

Thank you,

Preview Team

Quality & Customer Obsession, Microsoft Teams

 

 

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