Closed Captioning (CC) in Teams is classified as a live captioning. This can be helpful in meetings for participants who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, different levels of language proficiency, and participants in loud places by giving them a way to follow along.
Turning Closed Captioning On and Off
To use live captions in a meeting, go to your meeting controls and select More options > Turn on live captions (preview).
To stop using live captions, go to the meeting controls and select More options > Turn off live captions (preview).
Make Closed Captioning Better
These are the best practices to make closed captioning as accurate as possible.
- Speak clearly, slowly, and directly into the microphone. The further you are from the mic, the less accurate the CC is.
- Avoid areas with loud background noise.
- Avoid having multiple people speaking at the same time.
- If someone is speaking with an accent, the less accurate the captions will be.
- Obscenities will be starred out.
- Captions will not be saved in meetings.