Language interpretation is now generally available in Microsoft Teams meetings – Microsoft News Center Latin America

Today, we’re excited to announce that language interpretation is generally available for Microsoft Teams meetings! Here at Microsoft, we serve a diverse set of global customers, including government institutions that hold parliamentary meetings in multiple languages, multinational and multilingual corporations, businesses that work with vendors around the world, and many more. This feature was created to help customers and users who need to communicate in the virtual world in multiple languages.

Our language interpretation feature will allow professional interpreters to convert the speaker’s message into another language without interrupting the speaker’s original flow or delivery. This simultaneous interpretation will lead to more inclusive meetings, where participants who speak different languages ​​can fully collaborate with each other.

Language interpretation will allow users to:

  • Listen to a meeting in the language in which they feel most comfortable.
  • Collaborate in meetings where multiple languages ​​are spoken.
  • Support inclusion in meetings by making spoken content more accessible to all participants.

Hosts can invite interpreters to a meeting from Meeting Options once the meeting is scheduled/saved. Organizers can also promote a participant to an interpreter during a meeting.

Interpreters can start interpreting immediately after joining a meeting.

When participants join a meeting with language interpretation enabled, they can select a language channel to listen to during the meeting. They should then be able to hear the interpreter’s translation at a higher volume than the main speaker.

You can read more about this function here

Meeting option to enable language interpretation
Promotion of the list in the meeting from a participant to an interpreter
Wizard selection of language channel to listen to
Wizard selection of language channel to listen to

Today’s announcement is yet another effort in our journey to break down communication and language barriers. More to come.

Tags: Language Interpretation, Microsoft Teams, meetings

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