Google Meet is now testing translated live captions. It will initially support meetings conducted in English that it can translate into Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.
This feature will be useful for better communication during training programs, for educators and students and normal meetings on a daily basis. The feature is currently available for Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade users.
“Translated captions helps Google Meet video calls to be more global, inclusive and effective by removing language ability as a barrier to collaboration. By helping users consume the content in a preferred language, you can help equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration, and make sure your meetings are as effective as possible,” Google wrote in its announcement.
Interested users will have to apply for access before the feature appears in their meetings. To enable it, users will have to switch on Captions in Settings and set it to English before toggling on Translated Captions underneath. They can then choose one of the translated language options.
Recently, the tech giant added the options of Hand Raise more visible in Meet, added new filters and masks to Meet, though only for personal accounts, and added emoji reacts to Meet.
In another news, earlier this year, Google rolled out its new feature in the Google Home App — ‘Find Your Lost iPhone’. iPhone users can now find their devices by using the Google Home app.
In a blog post shared by Lilian Rincon, Senior Director of Product Management for Google Assistant, Rincon stated, “You can tell your Nest smart speaker or smart display, “Hey Google, find my phone,” for all devices, now including iPhone models. For iPhone devices, once you opt in to receiving notifications and critical alerts from the Google Home app, you’ll get a notification and hear a custom ringing sound (even when the phone is on silent or if Do Not Disturb is enabled).”
The only backdrop of this feature is that it will not show the location of the device on maps. In the ‘Find My Service’ app, the location of the device is shown on maps helping the users to track their iPhone. And moreover, you need to have the Google Home app downloaded on your iPhone to use this new feature. Most carefree iPhone users will find this helpful in finding lost devices nearby. Do note that the feature is helpful only if the phone is within close proximity.