Google Meet has recently launched a new real-time translation feature for beta users. Now English speaking Meet participants can translate their words in four different languages during live audio and video calls.
After five months of extensive beta testing, Google Meet’s on-call translation is live now. This feature assesses the audio during the call and turns it into captions in four languages. It is good news for multinational organizations, eliminating the need for translators.
Google Meet is outdoing other applications
Recently, Microsoft Teams launched a similar software that creates live call transcripts. However, Google Meet has surpassed Teams by offering real-time transcription into four widely used languages. Even though Teams have again issued a new version that supports 27 languages, it cannot translate captions from one language to another, declaring Google Meet the better option.
According to Google, this new feature helps “equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration” while being extremely useful during global level training and meetings. It is available in both audio and video calls.
Google’s Meets new translation feature, which translates live call audio into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German captions, is live on the web and mobile apps, simplifying communication between foreign countries. Meet participants can log in from any electronic device to use this feature.
Right now, this feature is exclusively available for Google Workspace beta users. Normal edition users can benefit from this feature if the meeting organizer is a beta edition owner. However, the live translation and transcription options are not available on Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals, Google Workspace for Education Standard, Frontline, Nonprofits, G Suite Basic, Business customers, and personal Google Accounts.
Google Meets offers this service to the Asia Pacific, European regions, North America, and Latin America users. All four languages are customized according to location-based native words and phrases. For example, Portuguese of Brazil, Spanish of Mexico, and Spanish of Spain.