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Microsoft will move these current Teams features to Teams Premium

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Last year, Microsoft announced Teams Premium, a new Teams plan that will offer several new AI-powered features including Intelligent recap, live translations for captions, meeting guides, AI-generated tasks, advanced webinars features and more. Microsoft Teams Premium is now available in preview for commercial customers as a limited trial.

When Microsoft Teams Premium becomes generally available in the coming months, some of the current Teams features including Live translated captions will move to Teams Premium plan.

According to Microsoft’s official documentation, the following features are moving to Teams Premium:

  • Live translated captions.
  • Timeline markers in Teams meeting recordings for when a user left or joined meetings.
  • Custom organization Together mode scenes.
  • Virtual Appointments: SMS notifications.
  • Virtual Appointments: Organizational analytics in the Teams admin center.
  • Virtual Appointments: Scheduled queue view.

When Teams Premium becomes generally available to purchase, there will be a 30-day grace period for Teams regular plan customers to purchase Teams Premium. After the 30-day grace period, customers will lose access to features previously available in Teams without the Teams Premium add-on.

The following table compares features between Teams and Teams Premium.


Feature Teams Teams Premium
Host and attend Teams Meetings x x
Experience Teams’ standard look and feel x x
Use standard and custom meeting backgrounds at the user level x x
Read live captions during meetings x x
Customize meeting templates for your organization x
Add organization branding to meeting lobbies x
Customize meeting backgrounds for your organization x
Customize Together mode scenes for your organization x
Read live translated captions during meetings x
Translate post-meeting transcriptions (coming soon) x
Turn on real-time data storage x
Turn on eCDN for Live Events x


Feature Teams Teams Premium
Require attendees to register x x
Assign a co-organizer x x
Limit the number of people who can register x x
Turn on Q&A for webinars with up to 1000 attendees x x
View attendance reports x x
Integrate with Dynamics 365 x x
Set up a green room for webinar presenters x
Manage attendees’ view x
Send reminder emails to registrants x
Create a webinar wait list x
Manually approve registrants x
Limit the day and time when people can register x
Allow registered users to bypass the lobby x
Use RTMP-In for Webinars (coming soon) x

Meetings protection

Feature Teams Teams Premium
Manage meeting lobbies x x
End-to-end encryption for one-to-one calls x x
Moderate meeting chats x x
Control who can present x x
Add watermarks to meetings x
End-to-end encryption for meetings with up to 50 attendees x
Control who can record x
Prevent copy/paste in meeting chats x
Assign Microsoft Purview Information Protection sensitivity labels for meetings* x
Custom user policy packages x
Turn on advanced meeting monitoring and alerting x
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