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How To Enable Live Captions In Microsoft Teams

How To Enable Live Captions In Microsoft Teams
Written by Hassan Abbas

Enable Live Captions In Microsoft Teams: Microsoft keeps introducing and adding the latest features to all its services. It’s a new ability for Microsoft Teams to transcript live captions. These live captions can be used during your company meetings or during organization events that you can watch remotely by your employees. Di you know how to enable live captions? Then follow our easy steps article below!

When are Live Captions Available

Fortunately, it may be amazing but the feature is not available for video and audio calls on Microsoft Teams. Also, it’s available only in a meeting call. However, once you set up a meeting, and then join it, then Live captions feature available.

So, once you enter in a live event, then the Live Captions feature available in Microsoft Teams.

Live Captions need to be turned on by Admin/Organizer

After creating an event, then the admin must turn on the Live Caption feature. Then you want to choose the Captions box to turn on Live Captions for the live event/meeting.

Note: Microsoft suggests sitting near the microphone as physically possible to ensure good results while using live captions. Users using a heavy accent probably not be able to achieve the required results as the feature recently supports US English. So, support for many languages and accents is expected to reach soon in the coming months.

How to Enable Live Captions

Note: Recently Microsoft launched an update for its Android app for both Android and iOS. The update provides you the functionality to use live captions on your Android phone. You can also follow the same article to turn on live captions on your Android. 

Step 1:

Initially, join a meeting on Microsoft Teams. Once joined, you’ll receive an email for this.

Step 2:

Once the call began, simply tap on the menu icon at the bottom of your screen.

Step 3:

A submenu also appears with different choices to increase and change your meeting. Simply tap on the choice named ‘Enable live captions’.

Live captions should now be enabled for your meeting.

How to Disable live captions for a meeting

Follow the steps below to disable live captions for a meeting:

Step 1:

Find and tap on the ‘3-dot’ menu under the bottom of your screen in the calling bar.

Step 2:

Choose the choice titled ‘Disable live captions’ from the submenu that will pop up.

Live captions will now have disabled for that specific meeting.

Why should you use the Live Captions feature?

  • It makes meetings and calls quite easier for participants that are suffering from hearing issues.
  • Easy to communicate and understand with people having various levels of language proficiency.
  • Quite easy for those participants who are using a high amount of background distortion.
  • Easier for non-native English speakers to follow along.

Important Things To Remember

  • People with a fluent accent and non-native US English practitioners probably find it difficult to create the required results
  • Automatically Microsoft will star-out oath and indecent words
  • The subject of your meeting’s and team member details might be shared with Microsoft servers to yield better results


Here’s all about “How To Enable Live Captions In Microsoft Teams”. I hope this guide helped you to check and restrain your need for live captions in Microsoft Teams. Have you ever try to use the latest feature? How was your experience with it? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comments section below.

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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