Live transcription shows speech-to-text of spoken content during a Teams meeting in near real time. The text appears alongside the meeting video, including the speaker's name and a time stamp.
Important/Warning: Be aware that because this service creates machine-generated transcriptions, their accuracy will not be perfect. Most automatic speech recognition (ASR) transcription results in approximately 70-80% accuracy.
Currently, live transcription is supported on the Teams desktop clients only. Transcription is supported for spoken U.S. English. The transcript is available after the meeting on Teams desktop or web.
Live transcription will only be available within Teams meetings. It is not available in channel meetings or Meet now meetings.
Anyone within the meeting will be able to start live transcription.
Within the meeting, go to the ellipsis menu (...) and select Start transcription.
Note: Obscenities will be starred out.
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Yes. When meetings include live captions or transcription, Teams automatically identifies the speaker along with what they say. You can choose to hide your name in live captions, live transcription, and the saved transcription that's available after the meeting. Learn more.