Google Meet will now enable users to translate live speech into captions

Google Meet has begun integrating live speech into subtitles that are being translated. The live captioning function is particularly useful for users with impairments, as well as for those who wish to keep track of what is being said in a virtual meeting word for word, as it allows them to do so.

Users will now be able to translate meetings into the language of their choice using the Google Meet service. When activated, the function will automatically translate spoken English into a second language and provide subtitles on the fly as the video is being played. According to the current state of the functionality, it is only compatible with English meetings that can be translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German.

Google claims that the feature will be beneficial in all-hands meetings and training programs with internationally scattered teams, as well as in communications between instructors and students (Google, 2014). According to the report, by linking people from different backgrounds, translation can help to improve inclusion among parents and other community stakeholders.

It is presently accessible in beta for customers with Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade subscriptions, as well as those who have purchased the functionality. The Google Meet administrator will need to participate in the Google Meet beta program before the functionality will be accessible by default. The translated captions feature may be switched on during a Meet video chat by navigating to Settings > Captions > Translated captions.

By eliminating language ability as a barrier to cooperation, translated captions enable Google Meet video conversations to become more global, inclusive, and successful.” Users’ ability to consume material in their chosen language may assist improve information sharing, learning, and cooperation while also ensuring that meetings are as productive as possible, according to a blog post published by Google.

When using Google Meet, users may now adjust the brightness of their display if the lighting in their area is poor or underexposed. In such circumstances, Google Meet will first automatically identify the brightness of the screen and will urge users to change the brightness so that others on the call can see them more clearly.

The feature operates independently of administrative control. More > Settings > Video > Adjust video illumination are the other options for Google Meet online users who want to try out the new function before using it. Users should be aware that Google will only alter the brightness of their devices when the option is turned on. When it is not enabled, Google Meet will notify users that it needs to be activated. In order to avoid system slowdowns, customers can choose to switch off the automatic light adjustment function when they no longer want its services or products.