Google Meet starts beta testing live translated captions

Back in 2019, Google introduced real-time video call transcriptions and has since added support for more languages. The next step sees Google Meet beta test live translated captions.

The feature first captions what’s being spoken and then translates it to another language. On the web, text appears at the bottom of the screen, like before, with a settings gear icon letting users enable “Translated captions.”

Google is initially supporting the translation of English meetings into Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German. It’s useful for all-hands meetings with global teams, as well as school settings: