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. Add Live Translator to Teams with subtitles and really break down barriers!

    Add live translator to Teams channels like the PowerPoint version which will display subtitles and break down the barriers for Global Teams, without having to press and hold the microphone button.

    7 votes

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  2. 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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  3. Translation in Messenger

    Facebook messenger translation of foreign languages with friends directly or simultaneously will be very helpful

    5 votes

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  4. Add option to video chat in Translator Live

    Can you add a video chat to the translator conversation

    4 votes

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  5. 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?

    3 votes

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  6. как нам создать свой чат?

    как я могу пригласить моего партнёра с Китая общаться, как нам создать свой чат?

    3 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 2 votes

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  9. 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

    2 votes

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  10. Chrome 73.0.3683.75 & Edge 42.17134.1.0.

    Chrome 73.0.3683.75 & Edge 42.17134.1.0.

    2 votes

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. SV 1 (translator.microsoft.com/neural) - not responding for a while

    SV 1 (translator.microsoft.com/neural) - not responding for a while...current status?

    2 votes

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  13. Part of translation text is masked by *** in Conversation function

    I feel very convinient about Conversation function in Microsoft Translator Apps.
    But sometimes I have problems when using conversation feature.
    Part of translation text is masked by *** in Conversation feature when translate Japanese to Vietnamese.

    For example, Conversation master posted 肉(It means "meat" in Japanese language) in Microsoft Translator(Windows Store App).
    It become display "***" in participant devices.

    It seems 肉 is NG Word in Conversation feature.
    Other some word become same problems.

    2 votes

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  14. participant list

    I seem to only see about 30 participants in a meeting. Is there any way to get a list or even scroll through during the meeting to see all participants?

    1 vote

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  15. no bulgare

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

    1 vote

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  16. The translated content is also displayed for the sender

    The translated content is also displayed for the sender

    1 vote

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  17. translate "the PRC" verbatum

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

    1 vote

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  18. 1 vote

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. Conversations time out

    Keep the conversation live until the presenter exits

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