Android users are now able to enjoy live captions in Hangouts Meet. Announced at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco, live captions can now be easily turned on with a button.
To enable live captions, tap the closed captions button on the top right of the Meet app when you are in a meeting. This button is only shown here for English language users. It can be found in the triple-dot menu for all other languages.
When you turn on captions, they will be visible on that particular device. In order for other participants in the meeting to see captions, they’ll have to turn it on for their devices as well. Currently, live captions is only available in English. Additionally, captions will not appear in a recording of a meeting.
Live captions help make your meetings more accessible by reducing barriers to holding meetings between users of different hearing abilities, regardless of whether they are participating remotely or in person.