How to enable live translation in apps

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(Pocket-lint) – Introduce Google Meet Direct translation with subtitles for video calls.

Google started testing the feature last year. It works on the web or from a mobile phone, but can only translate English into French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. However, it is a step towards more comprehensive video calling, as it removes all potential language fluency barriers.

We can imagine that they are useful in training or meetings, as well as in education, but also during one-on-one calls with friends.

How to use Google Meet Live Translated Captions

To start using live translated captions in Google Meet, you must first enable captions in Settings, then set it to English and enable Translated captions. You can choose from four localized language options.

  1. On your computer, open Google Meet.
  2. From a meeting, tap More options > Settings > Captions.
  3. Enable “Subtitles” and set the language to English.
  4. Check “Subtitles”.
  5. Choose a language: French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

comment : For more information, see Google Meet help page.

Why try Google Meet Live Translated Captions?

Standard captions can be used by anyone using Google Meet, but currently translated live captions are only available for the following Workspace versions: Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus.

It unfolds gradually, so it may take a few weeks before you see it.

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Written by Maggie Tillman.

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