Enabling live captions allows you to read the words that are spoken during calls and meetings in Teams.

Note: Live captions are not currently available in Teams for Windows 11.

  1. During a call or meeting, select More actions  More options button.

  2. Select Turn on live captions  Live captions button. You'll receive a notification showing your set language. Live captions  will then be shown towards the bottom of the call screen and will only be visible to you.

  3. You can turn live captions off at any time from More actions  More options button.

Note: The audio call data will be processed by Microsoft Speech Services to transcribe the spoken language. Live captions enable users who are not able to hear the speech to participate more fully in Teams calls and meetings. To support those users, Teams does not provide an option to disable live captions.

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