Earlier at the moment we announced we’re rolling out reside caption help in Google Meet to 4 extra languages: French, German, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Spain and Latin America). Reside captioning in Google Meet makes use of Google’s speech-to-text know-how to offer reside captions to assist contributors who could also be deaf or arduous of listening to observe alongside and keep engaged. This replace enhances performance already out there in English.
This 12 months has marked a dramatic shift in how many people work and it’s extremely necessary to have inclusive, accessible and honest digital conferences, whether or not you’re planning a return to the workplace, going absolutely distant, or contemplating a hybrid mannequin. We’ve heard from Meet customers that it may be useful to not solely see who’s talking and consider their expressions, but in addition to learn the textual content of what they’re saying. By increasing reside captions to extra languages, we hope to make the office extra accessible and inclusive, in additional locations. As well as, we’ve made captions settings “sticky,” which suggests you possibly can flip them on or off throughout a gathering and your preferences shall be saved, together with the chosen language, for future conferences.
Reside captions in Spanish, French, German and Portuguese will start rolling out to Meet net customers throughout all editions beginning at the moment. Study extra in regards to the rollout in our Google Workspace Updates blog.
Persevering with to enhance giant conferences for extra customers
We additionally proceed to replace giant assembly options to assist organizations improve participation and engagement throughout a name. Beforehand out there solely to educators, breakout rooms and attendance reports are actually out there for extra Google Workspace clients, along with hand raising which is rolling out to each companies and educators.
Google Meet will proceed to supply limitless calls (as much as 24 hours) within the free version by March 31, 2021 for Gmail accounts to assist all our customers all through the vacation season.
To be taught extra about these and different updates, learn our submit on the Keyword.