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Microsoft Teams live transcriptions are on the way to unscheduled meetings

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon support live transcriptions for unscheduled meetings.
  • Teams will also gain support for live transcription within channel meetings.
  • Both live transcription features could arrive as soon as July 2021, though that date is subject to change.

Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out support for live transcriptions within meetings. At the moment, live transcriptions only work with scheduled meetings, but that's about to change. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), unscheduled meetings could gain support for live transcriptions as soon as July 2021 (via Neowin).

In addition to adding support for live transcriptions for unscheduled meetings, Teams will soon support live transcriptions in channel meetings. The related feature is also outlined on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab). Live transcriptions within channel meetings are also set to arrive in July 2021.

As is the case with all entries on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the dates are subject to change. The roadmap outlines Microsoft's plans for features but does not list firm dates for any feature to be released.

These new transcription options should come in handy. While many meetings are scheduled, it's normal to jump into a meeting. In addition to making meetings more accessible, live transcriptions help everyone follow along within a meeting.

Live transcriptions for scheduled meetings attribute text to specific people. The descriptions of the upcoming transcription features don't mention speaker attribution, but they will likely support it.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.