This feature is limited to translating English to these four languages: Portuguese, French, Spanish and German. The translated captions can be accessed both on mobile devices and on web but the organizers will need to have an eligible account.
Having live translated captions is useful for those who aren’t fluent in English. The current limitation, apart from the translations being for only the four aforementioned languages, is that only spoken English can be translated.
Though the availability of this may be expanded eventually but for now, this is what we get. This feature will be useful in education settingsas teachers will be able to connect with students from different backgrounds.
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Nevertheless, you shouldn’t expect this to work perfectly, like any automatic translation feature. The live translated captionswill be made available for meetings that are organized by the following:
Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Google Workspace for Education Plus customers.
That said, those who have these types of accounts are not eligible to use it: Enterprise Essentials, Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Google Workspace for Education Standard, Business Standard.
If you are part of the group that’s eligible, the live translations captions, it can be enabled by going to Settings – Captions – Translated captions then choose the language you want the captions to be translated to.
For mobile users, you will see it under Settings – Captions – Live Captions-Translation Language.
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