Google Meet is testing live translated captions, here’s how you can enable them

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Google Meet is testing live translated captions, here’s how you can enable them
Now easily translate captions on the fly in Google MeetGoogle
  • Google Meet has started testing live translated captions.
  • Currently, it supports translating English into French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Translated captions are currently available for beta users using selected Workspace editions.
Google has started testing a new feature for Meet that will make it easier to communicate with people from different countries, speaking different languages. After introducing real-time video call transcriptions in 2019, the tech giant is now testing live translated captions.

“Translated captions helps Google Meet video calls to be more global, inclusive and effective by removing language ability as a barrier to collaboration. By helping users consume the content in a preferred language, you can help equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration, and make sure your meetings are as effective as possible.” Google said in a blog post.

Live translated captions are currently available only for selected tiers in beta. It can be enabled for the below workspace editions by filling out this form.

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  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Teaching & Learning Upgrade
  • Education Plus
At present, live translated captions will allow users to translate spoken English into French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

“This could be particularly useful for all-hands meetings and training programs with globally distributed teams, ensuring every employee understands and is not disadvantaged due to language skills,” Google added.

How to enable live translated captions in Google Meet



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Google Meet is testing live translated captions, here’s how you can enable them
Live translated captions in Google Meet betaGoogle

  • Open Google Meet on your computer.
  • From a meeting, click More options, go to Settings and click on Captions.
  • Turn on “Captions” and set the language to English.
  • Turn on “Translated Captions.”
  • Select from one of the available languages.
In addition to helping globally distributed teams, the live translated captions will also help educators in communicating with students who speak a different language.

“Live translated captions can also be impactful for educators by enhancing communication with students who speak a different language than the instructor. This can also enable students to connect with other students across the globe who speak a different language,” Google said in its blog post.

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