Microsoft Teams will be enhanced with Copilot speaker recognition that identifies all the participants in a meeting

The feature is gradually rolling out to Windows users.

Reading time icon 2 min. read

Readers help support Windows Report. We may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tooltip Icon

Read our disclosure page to find out how can you help Windows Report sustain the editorial team Read more

microsoft teams copilot speaker recognition

In a time of virtual meetings as the new standard, Microsoft is improving Teams Rooms on Windows with its Copilot speaker recognition technology. Picture being in a meeting, and the tech understands who’s talking, making it obvious and unique for everyone to contribute.

That’s precisely what Microsoft’s Copilot speaker identification technology is doing. It is similar to making a voiceprint for every participant, like how we have digital fingerprints for their speaking style. This function is not only about recognizing who spoke; it also helps enhance the accessibility and effectiveness of meetings, as live transcriptions can now identify speakers no matter which microphone they use.

According to the blog post, all microphones are compatible with this feature, thus making it simpler for every Teams Rooms user to enjoy improved clarity and concentration during meetings. This is significant because it removes obstacles in effective communication, guaranteeing that noise from the surroundings does not overshadow crucial remarks.

AI-powered speaker recognition technology has now expanded to all Teams Rooms on Windows devices, regardless of the microphone type. This was previously only available with intelligent speaker equipment in the room. Now any Teams Room on Windows can enhance meeting experiences with precise speaker attribution and intelligent insights from Copilot. Everyone can be recognized and get the most from Copilot with our cloud technology, Teams Rooms devices such as Surface Hub 3, and other devices certified  from partners.


Creating your digital voice profile is simple and helps Teams Rooms to know who you are in every meeting. The reason behind this feature isn’t just convenience; it’s about making the meeting experience more tailored and interesting. When Copilot works with Teams Rooms, meetings can be shortened by summarizing them for later reference while labeling tasks that make follow-up actions easier.

But what about privacy and security? You might wonder how the company handles these aspects. Microsoft says that the voice and face data are encrypted and GDPR compliant. They also offer the choice to unenroll whenever desired.

This feature will soon be available for Teams desktop apps and, in 2025, on Android devices.

More about the topics: Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams