THE Google started testing last year a new feature in Google Meet who was able to perform live translation of subtitles during meetings on the platform. This novelty works both on mobile and on the web version and now it is finally being released to users of the platform.
Currently, the resource is in a very initial process and only accepts to perform the translation from english to portuguese, french, german and spanish. Through this novelty, the company says it intends to make video calls more “inclusive and collaborative, removing barriers to language proficiency”.
“When meeting participants consume content in their preferred language, it helps to equalize information sharing, learning and collaboration and ensures your meetings are as effective as possible for everyone.”
– Said Google through a post on its blog.
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Designed to be useful in general company meetings, or in training with teams outside the country of the main headquarters, this novelty can also be used for other purposes, such as in educational environments. THE Google states that “translated captions can impact educational environments, allowing educators to connect and interact with students, parents and community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.”
THE activation of this novelty is done very quickly in the call itself, with the user just needing to activate the subtitles in the settings, after that just go to the language settings and activate the “subtitles translation”. After that, the platform will show the subtitles in the user’s native language, but it will also be possible to change to other languages that the feature supports.
Unfortunately, the novelty is not available to all users, only those who are Google Workspace BusinessPlus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Google Workspace for Education Plus will have access to the resource initially. THE Google Meet is still slowly releasing the novelty and it should take up to 15 business days for it to appear for all users.
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