Google Meet can now convert live speech into translated caption

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Google announced the rollout of Live Translated Captions in Meet. When this feature is turned on, the app will automatically translate spoken language into another language, and generate captions instantly. read the description.

Washington [US]: IInternational teams that use Google Meet a lot have a new tool in their arsenal – the app can now generate live translated captions.

On Monday, Google announced the rollout of Live Translated Caption in Meet, according to Mashable. When this feature is turned on, the app will automatically translate spoken language into another language, and generate captions instantly. Initially, this feature only supports English meetings which can be translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

The benefits of translating your speech into another language are obvious to both the speaker and the listener.

Google thinks the feature will be most useful in all hands-on meetings and training programs with globally distributed teams, as well as teachers communicating with students.

This feature is currently available for Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus and Teaching and Learning Upgrade users.

However, there’s a catch: it’s only available in beta. This means Meet admins have to enroll in the beta first; Once they do, this feature will be available by default and can be turned on during a Meet video call by going to Settings – Captions – Translated captions.

Google has been under fire lately when it comes to adding new features to Meet. Last week, Meet Camera began to automatically detect when a user appears underexposed, and increase the brightness to improve their visibility.

The company recently made hand raises more visible in Meet, added new filters and masks to Meet (though only for personal accounts), and added emoji to Meet.

No word on when Live Translated Captions will be more widely available; The fact that the feature is available in beta means it will probably roll out to everyone at some point, but it could take weeks or months for that to happen. (ANI)

First published:September 30, 2021, 2:03 pm

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