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With the surge in working from home, Google has invested heavily in video chat tools, including Google Meet (formerly Hangouts Meet). Last month it got the power Accepting multiple join requests at once, Hangouts Meet’s Live Captions feature now supports more languages.
Google Meet supported automatic subtitles. Now over a year, The audio is converted to text in real time, but only when the speaker speaks English. In its blog post, “We are expanding live captions for Google Meet to French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish (Spain and Latin America) users.” With live captions, users with hearing impairments, users with different primary languages, and Users in noisy environments can participate more fully in meetings.”
Google should start showing this feature on Meet today, and we expect the launch to be completed within the next 15 days. Live captions are available for both personal and work accounts.
In addition to providing live captions for these languages on desktop, this feature is now available on mobile devices. It works on both French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish (both Mexico and Spain), Android and iOS.
Unfortunately, this feature is currently only available to users in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions, with launches expected in North America and Latin America at a later stage.