Hide name in Teams meetings and transcriptions - Gosse explains

Why is your privacy important during online meetings? Have you ever worried about your privacy during an online meeting? In this rapidly digitizing world, it is becoming increasingly important to protect your personal data, especially during online meetings. In our latest video from the series "Gosse explains," you will learn how to hide your name in transcripts and captions during Teams meetings. Learn the steps that you can take to stay incognito and why this is sometimes essential.


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What you will learn

In this article, we dive deeper into the techniques for making your name hide during Microsoft Teams meetings. You will not only learn the practical steps to protect your identity, but also gain insight into why these privacy protection can be essential in certain situations. Whether you are a secret agent, as discussed in the podcast, or just want more privacy during your work meetings, this guide will provide you with the tools you need. We go step by step through the process, so you can easily follow and apply what you've learned.

Importance of anonymity in Teams meetings

Why is anonymity sometimes necessary? In today's digital world, there are many reasons why you may not want your name visible everywhere. From sensitive business conversations to personal protection, anonymity can be crucial. Especially in a scenario like the one described in the Mica IT podcast, where you don't want to be recognized as a secret agent. This segment explains how anonymity you can help ensure your safety and that of your work.

Practical scenarios for anonymity are, for example, discussions about sensitive projects or when you are involved in confidential negotiations. Disabling name identification helps to keep your personal information protected keep.

Tapering Guide: hiding name in Teams

Access to settings

First, you need the settings of Microsoft Teams. You do this by clicking on the three dots found at the top of your screen during a meeting. A small action that opens the door to a series of options to customize your experience.


Navigating to subtitles and transcripts

Next, navigate to "Subtitles and Transcripts" in the settings menu. This is where you get control over how your information is displayed during the meeting.

Disabling identification in subtitles and transcriptions

Here you will find the "Identify at Subtitles and Transcriptions" option. Simply turning off this option makes you anonymous in the transcripts. As mentioned in the podcast: "and tadaa, you are hereby incognito and a good secret agent."

Practical examples

To put theory into practice, let's have some scenarios see where hiding your name in Teams can be extremely useful:

  1. Confidential Business Meetings: Imagine participating in a strategic meeting where sensitive information is shared. By not having your name appear, you ensure that your contributions cannot be directly linked to you in the saved transcripts.

  2. Personal Protection: In situations where personal safety is a concern, such as when testifying or talking about personal matters, anonymity helps you speak freely without worrying about later repercussions.

These examples show how important and effective anonymity can be within a professional or personal context.


We have seen how essential it is to be able to hide your name in Teams meetings for both privacy as protection. By following the step-by-step instructions, you can easily shield your identity and speak freely in any online situation. Remember to regularly check and adjust your settings according to your current needs.

Take action and apply the steps learned to make your online presence more secure. And if you want to learn more about optimizing your Teams experience, be sure to check out Mica IT's podcast for more in-depth information and tips.

Hopefully this article has given you the tools to navigate your online meetings with confidence. Stay safe and protected In your digital interactions!

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