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Translate a message in Teams

If you receive a message in another language on your desktop PC, select More options More options button > Translate at the top of the message. This will show a translation of the message into the language that you've set for Teams.

Your default target translation language will be the same as your Teams app language.

After the message is translated, you'll see an icon next to the message which indicates it's been translated.

Note: If you don't see the translate option in Teams, contact your IT admin to make sure that it's turned on.

Supported languages

  • Afrikaans

  • Albanian

  • Amharic

  • Arabic

  • Assamese

  • Armenian

  • Azerbaijani (Latin)

  • Bangla

  • Bashkir

  • Basque

  • Bosnian (Latin)

  • Bulgarian

  • Cantonese (Traditional)

  • Catalan

  • Chinese (Literary)

  • Chinese Simplified

  • Chinese Traditional

  • Croatian

  • Czech

  • Danish

  • Dari

  • Divehi

  • Dutch

  • English

  • Estonian

  • Faroese

  • Fijian

  • Filipino

  • Finnish

  • French

  • French (Canada)

  • Galician

  • Georgian

  • Greek

  • Gujarati

  • Haitian Creole

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Hmong Daw (Latin)

  • Hungarian

  • Icelandic

  • Indonesian

  • Inuinnaqtun

  • Inuktitut

  • Inuktitut (Latin)

  • Irish

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Kannada

  • Kazakh

  • Khmer

  • Klingon

  • Klingon (plqaD)

  • Korean

  • Kurdish (Central)

  • Kurdish (Northern)

  • Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

  • Lao

  • Latvian

  • Lithuanian

  • Macedonian

  • Malagasy

  • Malay (Latin)

  • Malayalam

  • Maltese

  • Maori

  • Marathi

  • Mongolian (Cyrillic)

  • Mongolian (Traditional)

  • Myanmar

  • Nepali

  • Norwegian

  • Odia

  • Pashto

  • Persian

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Portuguese (Portugal)

  • Punjabi

  • Queretaro Otomi

  • Romanian

  • Russian

  • Samoan (Latin)

  • Serbian (Cyrillic)

  • Serbian (Latin)

  • Slovak

  • Slovenian

  • Somali (Arabic)

  • Spanish

  • Swahili (Latin)

  • Swedish

  • Tahitian

  • Tamil

  • Tatar (Latin)

  • Telugu

  • Thai

  • Tibetan

  • Tigrinya

  • Tongan

  • Turkish

  • Turkmen (Latin)

  • Ukrainian

  • Upper Sorbian

  • Urdu

  • Uyghur (Arabic)

  • Uzbek (Latin)

  • Vietnamese

  • Welsh

  • Yucatec Maya

  • Zulu

If you receive a message in a language you don’t understand, you’ll see the option to translate the message into the language that you’ve set for Teams.
 

To enable this option:

  • Tap Translate to translate the message.

  • Tap Never translate (language) if you don’t want Teams to show the option to translate that language.   

Note: You can tap on the   button to provide feedback about language detection.

If you don’t see the option to translate the message, tap and hold message, and then tap Translate

Teams will also prompt you to turn on auto-translation to automatically translate messages to your preferred language. You can always change your preferences under Settings > General >Translation

Access translation options 

  1. Tap and hold a translated message and tap Translation options.

  2. You’ll see three options:

  • Tap See original (language) to change the message back to the original language.

  • Tap Translation feedback to provide feedback about the quality of the translation.

  • Tap Translation settings to access your translation settings. 

Change your translation settings  

Tap your profile picture in Teams.  

Tap Settings Settings button. Under General, select Translation. From there, you can customize your translation settings. 

Notes: 

  • We won't offer to translate any languages you've added to the Never translate list, but you can still translate any message. Simply tap and hold the message, and then select Translate.

  • Chat and channel message translation in Teams for both Apple iOS and Android OS mobile devices is now available with the latest release. 

  • If you don't see the translate option in Teams, contact your IT admin to make sure that it's turned on. 

  • All translations provided through any Office application is protected under the No-Trace Policy

Supported languages

  • Afrikaans

  • Albanian

  • Amharic

  • Arabic

  • Assamese

  • Armenian

  • Azerbaijani (Latin)

  • Bangla

  • Bashkir

  • Basque

  • Bosnian (Latin)

  • Bulgarian

  • Cantonese (Traditional)

  • Catalan

  • Chinese (Literary)

  • Chinese Simplified

  • Chinese Traditional

  • Croatian

  • Czech

  • Danish

  • Dari

  • Divehi

  • Dutch

  • English

  • Estonian

  • Faroese

  • Fijian

  • Filipino

  • Finnish

  • French

  • French (Canada)

  • Galician

  • Georgian

  • Greek

  • Gujarati

  • Haitian Creole

  • Hebrew

  • Hindi

  • Hmong Daw (Latin)

  • Hungarian

  • Icelandic

  • Indonesian

  • Inuinnaqtun

  • Inuktitut

  • Inuktitut (Latin)

  • Irish

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Kannada

  • Kazakh

  • Khmer

  • Klingon

  • Klingon (plqaD)

  • Korean

  • Kurdish (Central)

  • Kurdish (Northern)

  • Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

  • Lao

  • Latvian

  • Lithuanian

  • Macedonian

  • Malagasy

  • Malay (Latin)

  • Malayalam

  • Maltese

  • Maori

  • Marathi

  • Mongolian (Cyrillic)

  • Mongolian (Traditional)

  • Myanmar

  • Nepali

  • Norwegian

  • Odia

  • Pashto

  • Persian

  • Polish

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Portuguese (Portugal)

  • Punjabi

  • Queretaro Otomi

  • Romanian

  • Russian

  • Samoan (Latin)

  • Serbian (Cyrillic)

  • Serbian (Latin)

  • Slovak

  • Slovenian

  • Somali (Arabic)

  • Spanish

  • Swahili (Latin)

  • Swedish

  • Tahitian

  • Tamil

  • Tatar (Latin)

  • Telugu

  • Thai

  • Tibetan

  • Tigrinya

  • Tongan

  • Turkish

  • Turkmen (Latin)

  • Ukrainian

  • Upper Sorbian

  • Urdu

  • Uyghur (Arabic)

  • Uzbek (Latin)

  • Vietnamese

  • Welsh

  • Yucatec Maya

  • Zulu

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