How To: Use live captions in a Teams meeting (Mobile)

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Teams can detect what’s said in a meeting and present real-time captions.

Note: People can choose not to be identified in captions. For details, see Hide your identity in meeting captions and transcripts.

Use live captions in a Teams meeting

Note: Teams doesn't save captions. If you'd like a transcript of the meeting, turn on transcription. You'll be able to download the transcript after the meeting.

There are a couple ways to get live captions in Teams:

  • From the built-in captioning provided by Teams

  • From a Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) captioner

Turn captions on and off

In the meeting controls, select More options  More options button  > Turn on live captions.

Button to turn on live captions

Note: Teams doesn't save captions.

Choose More options  More options button  > Turn off live captions to turn them off.

Get the most out of your captions

For the most accurate captions possible, try to follow these best practices:

  • Speak clearly, slowly, and directly into the mic. As your distance from the mic increases, captions may become less accurate.

  • Avoid locations with background noise.

  • Avoid having multiple people speak at the same time.


  • Obscenities will be obscured by asterisks.

  • Teams may use a meeting's subject, invitation, participant names, and attachments to improve caption accuracy.

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Thu 6/23/22 11:43 PM
Thu 6/23/22 11:43 PM