Microsoft Teams Live Interpreter feature: Availability
Microsoft Teams will support live interpretation for “regularly scheduled meetings, channel meetings, meetings with up to 1000 participants, and webinars,” the company’s official blog states. .
Meeting organizers can include up to 16 different language pairs in a meeting, where translation from one language to another is considered a pair. For example, translating from English to Hindi would be considered a pair.
How will the feature work
Whenever participants join a Teams meeting with live interpretation enabled, they will be able to select the language channel they want to hear in the meeting.
In these channels, participants will be able to hear the interpreter’s translation at a louder volume than the original speaker. Attendees will also be allowed to switch between hearing the language and the original speaker’s language.
Motivating participants to become interpreters can only be performed in scheduled meetings with language interpretation enabled. When recorded, Groups will only capture the sound of the main speaker.
Turning on captions in a meeting with language interpretation will only create captions for the main speaker, not the interpreter.
Otherwise, if the original language is changed, the meeting organizer will have to switch the live captioning option to the exact language the main speaker speaks for the captions to work.