The unexpected surge in working from home has driven Google to vigorously put resources into its video chat tools, including Google Meet (once Hangouts Meet).
A month ago it picked up the capacity to acknowledge various join demands on the double, and now Meet’s live caption highlight will support more languages.
Google Meet has upheld automated captions for longer than a year at this point, where audio is changed over to text in real-time, yet just when the speaker was talking in English.
“We’re expanding live captions in Google Meet to French, German, Portuguese and Spanish (Spain and Latin America) speakers,” Google said in a blog post. “Live captions allow deaf and hard of hearing users, users with different primary languages, and users in noisy environments to participate more fully in meetings.”
Google says the usefulness should begin showing up in Meet today, with the rollout expected to complete inside the next 15 days. Live subtitles are accessible on both individual and work accounts.