Detect faces in Microsoft Stream videos

Microsoft Stream automatically finds human faces in your videos to enhance the playback experience. You can use the face timeline to find appearances of specific people.

View Face Timeline

  1. Find the video for which you want to enable faces mode and click on it.
  2. Press on See more on the top right corner.
  3. Enable Faces with the slider.

    The Face timeline should appear beneath the video player.
    Note: Face detection is not supported by all service plans. Learn more here.


Remove incorrect faces from your video

If you are the owner of a video, you can remove faces from the Face timeline on the playback page of your video. This is useful for wrongly detected or duplicate faces.

To remove a face, use the “x” icon next to a given Face, and confirm that you would like to remove the Face for all users.

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