Google Meet Introduces Live Caption Translation Function

The video conferencing tool, Google Meet, introduced the live caption translation feature, which is currently in beta testing.

This was announced by Google on Monday, which also marked the 23rd anniversary of the giant tech company.

As the captions are translated during a live video call, participants could communicate with each other without language barriers.

The language spoken by a user can be translated into another language in the caption, to make it easier for another user to understand during the video call.

According to the announcement, the beta of the live translation feature is available for meetings in English and would support four languages ​​- Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

Workspace accounts eligible for the test are Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Teaching & Learning Upgrade users.

With translation captions for users, Google Meet video calling would be more holistic and inclusive, and language barriers would stop hampering collaboration and progress.

“By helping users consume content in a preferred language, you can help equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration, and make sure your meetings are as efficient as possible,” the announcement says.

Besides business and corporate meetings, the new feature would also facilitate communication between teachers and students in an online classroom.

When teachers use Google Meet for online instruction, live caption translation can help teachers connect with students who speak a language different from their own.

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