Use live captions in a Microsoft Teams meeting

Overview

With live captions, Microsoft Teams can detect what’s said in a meeting and present real-time captions for anyone who wants them. Live captions can make your meeting more inclusive to participants who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, people with different levels of language proficiency, and participants in loud places by giving them another way to follow along.

 

Note
  • Live captions are a preview feature in Microsoft Teams, and they're only available in English (US), and on the Teams desktop app for now. Enjoy your sneak peek!
  • At this time Microsoft Teams does not save captions.

 

Important
Currently only available in group meetings with 3, or more people.

 

How do I use this technology?

 

Turn captions on

  1. When in your Microsoft Team meeting, go to your meeting controls.
  2. Select More Options ...

    Microsoft Teams Meeting More actions button highlighted

     
  3. Click Turn on live captions preview.

    Microsoft Teams Meeting Turn on live captions button highlighted

 

Turn captions off

  1. When in your Microsoft Team meeting, go to your meeting controls.
  2. Select More Options ...

    Microsoft Teams Meeting More actions button highlighted
     
  3. Click Turn off live captions preview.

    Microsoft Teams Meeting Turn off live captions button highlighted

 

Get the most out of captions

To help ensure that live captions are as accurate as possible, try the following best practices:

  • Speak clearly, slowly, and directly into the mic. As the distances between you and the mic increases, captions may become less accurate.
  • Avoid locations with background noise.
  • Avoid having multiple people speak at the same time.
  • Use the highest-quality Teams-certified equipment available to you.

 

Is there any additional information I should know about?

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, or visit the Services section to open a support ticket.

Details

Article ID: 88
Created
Tue 4/14/20 9:16 PM
Modified
Fri 10/15/21 2:47 PM