Translator Live feature and Outlook Translator

NOTE: The Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint has been retired is no longer being supported. Please use the native PowerPoint subtitling feature to add live subtitles and captions to your presentations. Learn more in Microsoft Office Support.

In this forum, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions and product improvement ideas for the Translator Live feature and Translator for Outlook. 

Microsoft Translator live feature transcribes and translates in-person conversations as you speak, with up to 500 speakers using their own smartphone, tablet, or PC. For FAQs related to the live feature, visit https://translator.microsoft.com/live/help

Translator for Outlook is an add-in that enables you to translate email messages on the fly.

To download Presentation Translator, visit www.aka.ms/presentationtranslator


To learn more about how Presentation Translator works, key features, and tips for using the add-in, visit: www.aka.ms/PresentationTranslatorLearnMore


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  1. no bulgare

    No, enough languages to translate. Sometimes the translations do not correspond to what I wanted to say in my language.

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  2. The translated content is also displayed for the sender

    The translated content is also displayed for the sender

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  3. translate "the PRC" verbatum

    Don't convert "the PRC" to "the People's Republic of China"

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  4. 1 vote

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  5. 1 vote

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  6. Audio Translator

    I can get the audio translation to work on the app, but the audio translator will not work on the webpage. This will really help with my classroom so students do not have to continually look down to read what is going on.

    2 votes

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  7. Give students a way to save live translations from class

    I have students who attend in-person classes. It would be tremendously helpful for me to allow them to save the live translations/transcripts from class directly to their devices for study purposes. As this may not be desired by all faculty, perhaps a checkbox giving us the option to allow the audience to save the transcript would be possible?

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  8. Conversations time out

    Keep the conversation live until the presenter exits

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  9. stuck in 'waiting' mode

    When using the Chrome browser, I get stuck at at blank black screen. The browser address ends in 'waiting'. This is problematic for usage with students who have Chromebooks.

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  10. 2 votes

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  11. Error message: You have created too many conversations. Please wait some time beofre trying again

    Error message: You have created too many conversations. Please wait some time before trying again

    What does this mean and next steps?

    5 votes

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  12. come si fa a togliere un nome dalla lista

    Come si fa a togliere un nome dala lista

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  13. Chrome 73.0.3683.75 & Edge 42.17134.1.0.

    Chrome 73.0.3683.75 & Edge 42.17134.1.0.

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  14. Q&A access

    Easier access to Q&A functionality

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  15. How to unmute

    I am practicing with this and currently I cannot type in on my phone to get it to show up on my computer. It says you have been silenced. How do I unmute someone

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  16. 1 vote

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  17. s

    Att man kan har kompisar, så att man inte behöver säga koden.

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  18. Test Post an Idea

    Test Post an Idea

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  19. Break the Multi-language Barrier

    Be able to connect with a random person from anywhere in the world and use this to try and improve multi-language talking.

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  20. Can a person connect from another state?

    If a group of three people are in one room, but another individual is Skyping in via latop, can that remote person connect to the same conversation if provided the "code" using MS Translator?

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