As videoconferencing becomes the norm, Google Meet is now offering live translated captions generally available for select Google Workspace users on web and mobile devices.
Meeting participants can translate an English meeting to one of four languages: French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
The company rolled out the beta in September of last year, which is now generally available on premium Google Workspace editions.
The translated captions will help make Google Meet video calls more “inclusive and collaborative by removing language barriers,” according to the company.
When meeting participants consume content in their preferred language, this helps equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration.
This new feature would benefit educators to connect and interact with students, parents and community stakeholders with diverse backgrounds.
The translated caption feature is available in the following Google Workspace editions:
- Beta or Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Google Workspace for Education Plus customers
The translated caption feature is not available with the following Google accounts:
- Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals, Google Workspace for Education Standard, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers
- Individual customers or users with personal Google Accounts
To enable the Google Meet feature, go to Settings > Captions > Translated captions or on mobile by going to Settings > Captions > Live Captions > Translation Language.
There is no admin control for this feature, according the Google Workspace update blog post.