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Microsoft Teams will soon let you zip through meeting recordings

Microosft Teams iOS and Surface
Microosft Teams iOS and Surface (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams will soon support variable playback speed for recorded meetings.
  • It will allow you to play meeting recordings between 0.5-2x their normal speed.
  • The feature could arrive as soon as September 2021, though that's subject to change.

Microsoft Teams will soon support variable playback for meeting recordings. The feature will allow people to play meetings back from speeds between 0.5-2x their normal speed. The feature could arrive as soon as September 2021, but that date from the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) could change.

Being able to speed up meeting records will allow people to quickly recap what's happened, while slowing things down could be useful for more thorough listening.

The feature will work with Teams meetings saved to SharePoint or OneDrive.

Here's the description of the feature from Microsoft:

For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint you'll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x - 2x) while watching the video.

Microsoft is working on several ways to improve meeting recordings on Teams. Soon, people will be able to automatically record meetings held on Teams. The app will also support automatically deleting recordings to free up storage space in the future.

The recently launched Meeting recap feature also helps people catch up after a meeting ends. It provides a transcript of a meeting, all of the messages from its chat, and all of the files shared during the meeting.

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.