How do I add an External Interpeter to a Teams meeting?

  • Schedule your meeting, inviting your external translator to the meeting.
  • Turn on the Translation functionality for the meeting
    You can only make an external attendee an interpreter once the meeting has started so to complete this initial setup you will need to make another attendee the interpreter and change this once the meeting has started
  • Once the meeting has started and the external person has joined, click on their name in the participant list and select Make Interpreter:
    Screenshot of participant pane in Teams meeting
    Specify the source language and the translation channel for the interpreter.
  • Click on their name of the person you originally named as interpreter in the meeting and select Make an Attendee.
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