Zoom: We're bringing our live transcription service to free accounts

Zoom is stepping up its recreation towards Microsoft Groups and can be offering customers of its loose accounts the facility to make use of its closed captioning carrier.  

The closed captioning carrier, which Zoom is asking Reside Transcription, shall be to be had to all of its customers, together with loose account customers, within the fall of 2021, in step with Zoom. Recently the function is most effective to be had to customers on Professional, Trade, Training, and Endeavor accounts. 

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Zoom notes that it already supplies guide closed captioning as a part of its set of accessibility options and the brand new computerized closed captioning capability is a step additional on this effort. 

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It is going to make the carrier to be had in an instant to customers with a loose account who request it, however there can be a two-week prolong prior to the function is activated.   

“To lend a hand loose account holders who require Reside Transcription, beginning these days and up till the function’s broader liberate, we can additionally offer computerized closed captioning to assembly hosts upon request,” Zoom mentioned. 

“From now till fall 2021, Zoom shall be glad to provide get entry to to the Reside Transcription function (computerized closed captioning) for any customers who want it to raised take part of their Zoom conferences,” Zoom says at the shape it calls for customers to fill out. 

“Should you meet the standards, you’ll be receiving a affirmation e mail in a while with directions on how one can verify your request,” Zoom provides.  

“We will be able to then procedure your request and can ship you affirmation as soon as the function is enabled on your account. We predict to get again to you inside of 1 to two weeks.”

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Zoom has been forward of Microsoft Groups on many options, reminiscent of a 49-person grid view and assembly controls, however Microsoft beat Zoom to the punch on reside captions. Microsoft launched reside captions for the loose model of Groups again in June. Groups shows reside captions however does not save them. 

Otter.ai started providing reside captions for Zoom conferences in October.

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