Temperature development during plastic deformation affects the stability of retained austenite and thus the mechanical properties in transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels. In this work, we used a thermo-camera to monitor the temperature development during a step-wise tensile test of an Al-containing multiphase TRIP steel. The tensile tests were performed by loading the specimen at six straining rates ranging from 5 to 30 s-1 to a stress of 700 MPa and then holding for 15 min, followed by further loading at 50 s-1 until fracture. It is found that temperature increases about 13 – 18 °C during the first loading process and drops back to room temperature with a time-constant of around 2 min. The increment of temperature increases with increasing straining rate. The temperature increases around 30 °C during the second loading process. The distribution of temperature over the specimen surface is found to be rather homogeneous along the longitudinal direction in most cases, except for the ending points of two loading processes. The measurement of temperature development is found to be consistent with previous numerical simulation on the temperature development under constant stress in TRIP steels.