How To Add Closed Captioning To Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a popular video conferencing platform that allows users to communicate with each other in real-time. However, for those who are hard of hearing or deaf, it can be difficult to follow along with the conversation without closed captioning. Fortunately, Microsoft Teams has built-in support for closed captioning, making it easy to add subtitles to your video calls.

Enabling Closed Captioning

To enable closed captioning in Microsoft Teams, you’ll need to navigate to the settings menu. Start by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and selecting “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

From there, select “Devices” and then “Closed Captions.” Check the box next to “Show Subtitles” to enable closed captioning for all video calls. You can also adjust the font size and color of the subtitles to make them more visible.

Customizing Closed Captioning

If you find that the default settings for closed captioning aren’t quite right for your needs, you can customize them further. To do this, navigate back to the “Devices” section of the settings menu and select “Closed Captions.” From there, you can adjust the font size, color, and background color of the subtitles.

Using Closed Captioning in Meetings

Once you’ve enabled closed captioning, it will automatically be turned on for all video calls. You can see the subtitles at the bottom of your screen during a call. If you need to adjust the settings or turn off closed captioning temporarily, simply click on the “CC” icon in the top right corner of the screen.


Adding closed captioning to Microsoft Teams is a simple process that can make video calls much more accessible for those who are hard of hearing or deaf. By following these steps, you can enable and customize closed captioning to meet your needs and ensure that everyone can follow along with the conversation.