Zoom will launch automatic closed captioning for all free accounts

Zoom will launch automatic closed captioning for all free accounts

Zoom will roll out automatic closed captioning for all free accounts in the fall, according to a blog post from the company.

The video conferencing organization will make the Live Transcription setting accessible to all Zoom clients “to give a stage that is open to the entirety of the different networks we serve,” it said.

Zoom users with free accounts who require the automatic closed captioning can receive the update upon request starting today, ahead of the broader release, by filling out a request form.

“Since we anticipate a high volume of solicitations, we appreciate your understanding as we work to make programmed shut subtitling accessible for the entirety of our clients,” peruses an assertion by Jen Hill, Zoom’s item showcasing supervisor.

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Live transcription has been available for paid accounts exclusively. The feature supports only the English language.

The live transcription feature allows hosts to enable captioning for participants as a person speaks in a meeting. The closed captioning can done by an integrated third-party closed captioning service or the host or an assigned meeting attendee for greater accuracy.

Foundation clamor, volume and clearness of the speaker’s voice, a speaker’s capability with the English language and dictionaries and tongues explicit to a geology or local area may influence the precision of the computerized live record.

Microsoft Teams and Google Meet also provide free live captions for users. Teams offers transcriptions only in English, and Google Meet can caption English, French, German, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Mexico and Spain).

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