Google Meet Update Brings Live Text Transcripts

A new update to the Google Meet service will allow users to get a free written transcript of all their video calls, which they can save as a Google Doc file.

Google Meet, Video Conferencing Apps, Apps & OS

Wed Oct 12, 2022 - 12:00

Google Meet Update

Now Featuring Meeting Transcripts

Google is rolling out a massive update to its Google Meet service, which will bring lots of new and exciting features to the popular video conferencing app. One of the most anticipated features in this new update is the ability to get an automatically generated written transcript of the entire meeting done with the help of a voice recognition algorithm.


This new update will be available to users starting this week and will be a welcome addition to the existing feature that lets users save entire video calls as offline video files. This way, you won't miss any vital information discussed during the meetings, irrespective of how many people take part in it.

The algorithm is smart enough to recognize when different people are speaking and will automatically separate the text between different people involved. You will be able to get the entire transcript in the form of a Google Doc, which you can save to your personal drive or even on your device.

For now, this service is available only to English-speaking users, but the company is also actively working on bringing support to other languages. Chances are that you will be able to get the same facility in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese as early as next year. This is just another expansion of the live caption feature that is already available to Pixel users on their phones.

Another feature introduced in this update will let you automatically frame yourself in the centre of the video while taking a video call. This auto-framing feature will even adjust the frame to keep multiple people in focus, just in case you are conducting a meeting in a crowded office.

The company is even working on eventually being able to recognize multiple participants within the same frame so that the software will show the names of different people joining a call from the same physical location. This feature will come in addition to a new check-in function, which will display a list of all the participants as soon as they join in.

Lastly, the company is also bringing the ability to virtually raise your hand, chat and ask questions to your mobile phone. This feature already works on users who join using a computer or tablet. Soon, you will also be able to respond to individual chats using inline threaded conversations, just like you can do with Slack and other chatting applications.

All this and more are just another way for the company to try and make their video conferencing app a more comprehensive and essential part of your daily work life.


Related Articles

Nothing x Swedish House Mafia Collab Unveiled

Swedish House Mafia, giants of electronic music who have been nominated for a GRAMMY Award, are releasing tracks from their upcoming album for the masses. Swedish House Mafia fans will have the chance to combine the sounds of their favorite band into their custom smartphone ringt...

Read More about Nothing x Swedish House Mafia Collab Unveiled

Apple iOS Updates Announced

More than two weeks after the company unveiled iOS 17 at WWDC, Apple has recently published iOS 16.5.1. Your iPhone will receive a few bug fixes and security patches thanks to the most recent iOS update for problems that may have been extensively exploited. Let us have a look....

Read More about Apple iOS Updates Announced

WhatsApp Screen Sharing On Video Calls Feature Introduced

WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, announced today that it was introducing a screen-sharing function for video calls. The function is currently accessible to a small number of beta testers, and it will be made available to more users in the upcoming weeks. The instant messaging pr...

Read More about WhatsApp Screen Sharing On Video Calls Feature Introduced

Apple watchOS 10 Launched

At WWDC 2023, Apple recently revealed watchOS 10, an exciting update for those who use the Apple Watch. The goal of watchOS 10 is to improve user experience and encourage greater mental and physical well-being. It is brimming with new features and increased functionality. The upd...

Read More about Apple watchOS 10 Launched

Apple macOS Sonoma Launched

The most recent Mac operating system, macOS 14 Sonoma, was unveiled by Apple during WWDC 2023 together with the much-awaited Apple Vision Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iOS 17, and watchOS 10. A variety of new features included in this version of macOS are targeted at boosting creati...

Read More about Apple macOS Sonoma Launched

Apple M2 Ultra Chip Unveiled

Apple unveiled the M2 Ultra, the newest SoC in the M2 series, at its eagerly awaited WWDC 2023 event. This cutting-edge chipset features the ground-breaking Apple UltraFusion technology and is produced utilising a second-generation 5-nanometer process. The M2 Ultra achieves an as...

Read More about Apple M2 Ultra Chip Unveiled

Apple New iOS 17 Launched

The first day of the WWDC began on Monday late in the evening, and as expected, the iPhone manufacturer, Apple has made a number of exciting announcements. The release of iOS 17 is one of the most eagerly awaited hardware and software debuts. Apple is introducing features like Li...

Read More about Apple New iOS 17 Launched

Microsoft Teams New Updates Released

One of the most widely used online communication and collaboration applications, particularly in office settings, is Microsoft Teams. Microsoft releases a monthly rundown of all the features it introduced to its programme, much like Excel, and updates it frequently with new featu...

Read More about Microsoft Teams New Updates Released

Apple Music Classical Now Available On Android

The Cupertino-based technology behemoth Apple has finally made its new classical music-focused app, Apple Music Classical, accessible on Android. With a design that makes it simple for users to find and enjoy classical music, the app was first introduced for the iOS platform in M...

Read More about Apple Music Classical Now Available On Android

Apple Rolls Out iOS 16.6 Beta Update

Users of the iPhone and iPad can now benefit from a number of additional enhancements thanks to the most recent Apple updates. The tech giant recently released macOS 13.4, iOS 16.5, and iPadOS 16.5—all of which are jam-packed with intriguing new features. Notably, all three upg...

Read More about Apple Rolls Out iOS 16.6 Beta Update

Leave a Comment

By clicking the submit button below, I hereby agree to and accept the following Terms and Conditions