The sudden surge in working from residence has led Google to closely spend money on its video chat instruments, together with Google Meet (previously Hangouts Meet). Final month it gained the flexibility to settle for a number of be a part of requests directly, and now Meet’s reside caption characteristic will help extra languages.
Google Meet has supported automated captions for over a yr now, the place audio is transformed to textual content in real-time, however solely when the speaker was speaking in English. “We’re increasing reside captions in Google Meet to French, German, Portuguese and Spanish (Spain and Latin America) audio system,” Google mentioned in a weblog put up. “Dwell captions enable deaf and arduous of listening to customers, customers with totally different major languages, and customers in noisy environments to take part extra absolutely in conferences.”
Google says the performance ought to begin showing in Meet at this time, with the rollout anticipated to complete throughout the subsequent 15 days. Dwell captions can be found on each private and work accounts.