Zoom intends to launch support automatic closed captioning to free accounts this fall as part of its effort to make the service easier for users, said the company. If you hold a free account and need access to the feature before it arrives, the company is letting users manually request access to the Live Transcription feature through a Google Form linked to in its announcement.
Automatic transcription are entirely new on Zoom. The service has previously offered AI-powered live transcription for all its paid accounts. Or else, meeting hosts have had to manually add their own captions or make use of third-party service. However, the feature will become available to the millions of people that rely on Zoom’s services for free.
Automatic closed captions are also available with other video conferencing services like Google Meet. It’s so nice the streaming is adding another feature for its users given how widely used the Zoom app have become. A Zoom support page notes that its Live Transcription feature is currently only available in English.