Zoom has announced that they have intentions to include the live transcription feature for free accounts too. Using artificial intelligence and audio recognition, Zoom is able to transcribe what we say and transform it into text during a video conference, something that so far is only available in the paid version.
If you’re using the free version and need this feature, you can request it earlier and wait for activation.
That’s right, Zoom is working to make live transcription available to all of its users by fall 2021. Currently, the built-in AI-powered feature is only for the paid version. The company wants to compete with Google Meet, which also has this feature. It is a really good offer for those who may have hearing loss to be able to access the platform.
Interested users, should fill out a form (click here), which has a note on it:
“This form is intended for users that require Live Transcription in order to better participate in Zoom meetings. If you are not in such need for the Live Transcription feature, we recommend that you please wait until Fall 2021, when the feature will become available for all free Zoom users.”
When the feature is active, a host will be able to enable the feature and all participants will be able to view the transcript. However, it only supports English for now, like any other live transcription tool.