Now in public preview: Profanity filtering on/off control for live captions in Teams meetings



The Live captions feature enables live subtitles in Microsoft Teams, helping all meeting participants to interact better, in a more accessible way. Live captions automatically create real-time subtitles based on the spoken words of the meeting participants. The text appears in real time.


With the newly introduced toggle for turn on/off profanity filtering in live captions in Teams meetings, users are now 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.


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Learn more about live captions.


Flighting status

Available to everyone in Public Preview channel.


How to enable

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.


To turn live captions on, join a meeting or start a call. Select the More icon in the meeting toolbar > Language and speech > Turn on live captions. To change the spoken language, click the three dots in the live captions pane at the bottom of the screen.


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 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. Learn how at Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( 



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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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