You’ll soon be able to filter profanity out of Teams

Because office meetings can get heated sometimes.

by Rafly Gilang

Rafly Gilang

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  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap site notes that a new feature to filter cuss words on Teams in the work.
  • The feature relies on the live captions within meetings, with a possible release of May 2023.
  • A nice addition into Teams 2.0?

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new feature that allows users to filter out profanity on Teams. The functionality aligns with Redmond officials’ plan to smoothen up the live caption integration into meetings.

As noted on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap site, the feature could ship as soon as May 2023 although no exact date has been confirmed yet. When the optional feature is out for general availability, both Windows and macOS users will be able to benefit from this toggle.

With the newly introduced toggle for turn on/off profanity filtering, user will now be able to control whether they want to continue to leverage the profanity filtering capability provided out of box, or, if they want to see every word as-is.

Same time in 2022, the tech giant rolled out the same feature to detect violations, threats, harassment, and profanity in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, and Korean on Microsoft Purview, its multi-cloud unified data governance platform, built with privacy by design.

What other Team features have Redmond officials been working?

Speaking of the live caption, Redmond developers are also planning on a nice revamp of the Caption Settings pane to expose users to a better experience. The feature could also arrive in May 2023—users will be able to alter the size and the color of the live caption, as well as its position on the window.

Additionally, a nice rewind button is also in the works. You can scroll to review what has been said for up to 60 seconds.

The news came amidst the rumor of Microsoft Teams 2.0. Reportedly, the newly-rebuilt version will improve data usage, especially for users with low-end computers by cutting memory and CPU usage to half. Leaks have also suggested that Teams 2.0 will be rolled out sometime in late March with a downgrade option to the previous version, although Microsoft is yet to release official statements.

What do you think about this upcoming feature? Let us know in the comments!

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