New Teams Feature – Live Transcription
Microsoft Teams users will be able to use the live transcription feature to create a written record of what’s said in a meeting in real-time (almost), which Microsoft says will be great for people who are unable to attend the meeting or are late and need to catch up on what was said before they joined.
Live transcription for Teams meetings, a major feature improvement allowing for people with hearing and visual disabilities.
Here’s how the transcription feature appears at your Teams meetings.
Microsoft says it has been a tough challenge to solve the high accuracy with minimal latency and cost efficiency at scale. They have made significant progress over the last two years with the AI functionality in this area.
Live transcription is similar to recording a meeting. Participants are notified that live transcription is on and have the ability to hide it from their meeting view with just a click. If they choose not to be identified, attendees can also turn off speaker attribution in their profile settings. Note that live transcription is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
After the meeting, the saved transcript is available for reference and download in Teams for desktop and web.
The transcript is also immediately available in the meeting event in the Teams calendar, as well as through the transcript tile in the chat.