An upcoming update will give Microsoft Teams a welcome accessibility boost by tweaking the way video transcription works with recorded meetings.
Added a listing to the company Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) describes how “Transcription is enabled along with Recording if the ‘Auto-record’ meeting option is enabled.”
This means for end users and administrators that when a meeting organizer turns on Auto-Recording, speech transcription will be enabled by default (as long as the administrators allow it).
Microsoft Teams Transcription
Microsoft hopes this change will help make meeting recordings more accessible, without the need for additional input or settings from the organizers.
Initially, this feature appears to be coming to desktop versions of the Microsoft Teams app – an environment that most business users are gravitating towards. That’s not to say that web and mobile versions may not get similar features in the future.
In an effort to make its platform as accessible as possible, Microsoft is rapidly pushing the update through the development process and general availability will be at the end of August 2022.
Microsoft Teams updates
Since the pandemic, the competition between video conferencing suites has been heated as they all fight for the top spot. As such, all the new features have been quickly copied and replicated by all the major players.
For example, Microsoft Teams seems to have mimicked one of Zoom’s party pieces, allowing the video calling platforms to record short video clips and send them to colleagues, which can be useful if someone is away but you don’t want them to miss an important moment. announcement company.
In addition to a host of other new features that have arrived recently or are set to appear in the future, Microsoft has also expressed its commitment to Apple’s M-series Mac users, with increased support for the devices powered by the Apple’s silicon chips. company.