Google Meet is about to be enriched with one of the most valuable features for a video conferencing platform: real-time translation of subtitles into any language. This tool based on Google’s artificial intelligence has shown its potential in a long phase of testing and is now gradually arriving around the world.
The real-time subtitles have been on Zoom since October 2021 for all accounts; therefore, it was only a matter of time for Big G to decide to act to release the same feature. Initially, the US company conducted tests with a selected group of Workspace users. Today, however, the announcement of availability for all users has arrived, both on smartphones and on PCs.
The operation will obviously not be perfect. Indeed, for this very reason Google will keep the beta active with the aim of continuing the tests with the faithful participants. In the context of today’s announcement, the Mountain View company later stated that the translated subtitles will serve to make video calls on Meet more inclusive and collaborative, removing any language barrier. However, it will take a few weeks before the system fully supports languages other than English.
To enable real-time translations from PCs, simply go to Settings > Subtitles > Translated subtitles; on mobile devices, instead, it will be enabled at Settings > Subtitles > Real-time subtitles > Translation language Within the next 15 days it will also land for all Italian users and just update the app to access it.
In conclusion, we remember that yesterday Google Maps brought detailed maps to Italy.