Real-time translation feature for Teams meeting
It would be great that Teams could implement a real-time translation for conversations in a meeting and captioning feature like the Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint. This feature would be useful to have a Teams meeting with users in other countries.
Thank you very much for your feedback.
We are working on the captioning feature.
- Natasha (Microsoft)
Mike Parker commented
It's been 15 months since you said you were working on this. Any updates?
Felix K commented
I am an English native speaker and have been helping my 1st grader who is going to school in French. I would super love to see the integration of the language/conversation application integrated into Microsoft Teams.
Jason K commented
Sounds like a great feature. Can we have separate audio streams too - some of us like to do simultaneous voice translation
Mike Parker commented
We are using a combination of Teams and Microsoft Translator during regional calls. It works, but its clunky.
The experience would be so much better if Translator functionality was built into Teams meetings
Due to the Coronavirus, parents are being asked to take a primary role in the education of their child and many would value the possibility to communicate with their child's teacher in their native tongue. I encourage this feature to be added to Teams.
Any update on this feature? Would be great to have this similar to what Zoom does.
Please help us as soon as possible!
Karl C commented
Hello. Looking at the last update from Natasha at Microsoft it was over a year ago, please can I ask if there is any update even if expected in 2021. I don't see any entries in the MS M365 road map.
I work in the Southern African region where we regularly meet with multi-audience with English, French, Portuguese and some Spanish as languages. Real-time translation is more than nice to have indeed.
It is must during Covid in some markets like Japan
Its quite clear that real time translation is a very popular ask. I think MS should double up on delivering the same
Seems like its been a while since Natasha (or anyone else from Microsoft) has responded on this.... what happened to "We are working on the captioning feature"???
Kishor Thombare commented
It is very useful if we get Live caption option get enable during with meeting calls with clients. It will help us.
Example: Russian to English.
Your Support and response required.
Patricia Loreto commented
@Natasha, let me jump in here: are you guys, by any chance, working on offering a multi-audio channel feature which would allow for simultaneous interpretation to be made in TEAMS, similar to what ZOOM has?
Having a custom dictionary would be very useful, especially for acronyms.
Erich Matteson commented
Make live captions available in several different languages using the Microsoft Translation Service. This would be huge for multi-national companies that want to have meetings and feel most comfortable speaking in their native languages.
Jay Warsaw commented
With this feature add a configuration item "Use custom dictionaries" which allows the user to input their custom dictionary key.
Michael Sudnik commented
At the moment, during a teams meeting, all participants open up the Microsoft Translater app. However, this very rarely works.
It would be great if the live caption feature translated what people were saying, rather than have to rely on another app.
This would be brilliant, just like Skype's live translation feature. It'd be a huge help to multi-nationals as it always feels slightly uncomfortable to just assume people speak English / expect them to speak it... It'd be so much more inclusive enabling people to communicate whilst speaking their native languages. Plus if you add the feature to Teams, surely it'll immediately start improving the translation AI as you'll have so many more people using it (similar to English live captions) there'll be so much more data for the AI to learn with.
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