Overcome language barriers with Live translated captions in Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing service from Google. It's a great solution for both individuals and businesses to meet on audio and video calls. Google Meet is a video conferencing service from Google. It was originally only available to enterprise customers, but everyone can now use Google Meet for free. Google Meet is primarily designed as a way to host video meetings. However, you can enable the camera and microphone independently, so you can just use them for audio calls if you wish.




You can create and join as many meetings as you like, so there's nothing to stop you from hosting a second meeting if you hit the hour limit. Up to 100 participants can be in the same meeting. As a meeting organizer, you can mute other people, which you might want to do if your meetings reach that size.


Google Meet had live caption support for well over a year now. The feature initially supported English, but Google added support for Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese late last year. However, it is only useful for people who speak the same language. To help users overcome the language barrier, Google Meet is now testing a new feature called Live translated captions.


Live translated caption support is available in the latest Google Meet. It allows users who speak different languages to communicate easily. Currently, the feature supports English meetings translated to Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German. But Google might add support for more language combinations by the time the feature is ready for the stable rollout.


Google Meet does its best to filter out any background noise that isn't speech. It also has a live caption feature, which automatically captions what people say it's pretty reliable and great for accessibility. You can also share your screen with everyone on the call. This can either be a specific window or the entire desktop, and it works on mobile too.

Google says that the feature will help users consume content in their preferred language, thereby equalizing information sharing, learning, and collaboration. The company claims that Live translated captions 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.” In addition, the feature will prove beneficial for educators and students.

As you can see in the attached GIF, the feature will be available within the Captions tab in Google Meet’s settings. After you enable it, you’ll see language options next to the settings cog on the call screen to help you select your preferred language. As soon as you choose the target language, you should see translated captions on your screen.


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