What you need to know
- Microsoft introduces support for the live transcription feature in Microsoft Teams.
- The function works during the meeting and creates a transcription for afterwards.
- Transcripts are marked with speaker fee to make meetings easier to follow.
Live transcription support will be rolled out to Microsoft Teams this month. The feature first appeared on the Microsoft 365 roadmap last year, but is now marked as rolled out on the roadmap. The feature is supported by Microsoft Teams on the desktop and should be rolled out soon.
The live transcription feature for teams works in real time and also creates a transcription after the meetings end. It also has a speaker fee, so you can easily see which person said a comment.
Microsoft 365’s roadmap reads:
“Microsoft Teams: live transcription with speaker fee
Live transcripts offer another way to track what was said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved to the chat tab for that meeting.
The feature should come in handy in several situations, including reviewing meetings and following a meeting when you can’t listen to it. It also improves the accessibility of meetings for the deaf and hard of hearing.
A similar feature, marked in the roadmap as “Transcription for 1:1 Calls“, will also be rolled out this month. That feature doesn’t seem to support live transcriptions, but it does create a text version of calls after they’re completed.