Transcription service Otter.ai has added a Chrome extension to allow clients utilizing Google Meet to transcribe their conferences on the fly.
Microsoft started making live transcription available in Teams late final yr by way of its personal transcription service. However with Google Meet, there hasn’t been a great way to transcribe a gathering routinely because it occurs; customers report that Chrome plugins Google Meet Transcribe and Chat Transcribe don’t carry out properly. Otter.ai’s personal Otter.ai plugin for Chrome steps in and makes use of the Otter service to offer the transcription. Zoom, for its half, already has an integration with Otter.
The Zoom partnership, nevertheless, requires an Otter Enterprise subscription, a paid plan that fees $8.33 per person per thirty days. Otter’s free “Primary” service permits as much as 600 minutes per person per thirty days, however solely utilizing reside audio—a prerecorded dialog can’t be imported into Otter with no paid subscription. Primarily, that’s what the brand new Chrome plugin does, which signifies that customers who use the free Primary plan will be capable of use the brand new Google Meet plugin.
The Otter service works by recording the dialog as an audio file. As soon as the assembly has begun, customers can click on the small Otter icon and launch computerized captioning by way of a Stay Notes panel that may launch immediately from the Chrome net browser. The captions are offered in actual time, and archived as a transcription of your complete dialog when the assembly is completed. The transcription will be accessed by way of the Otter.ai Internet portal, offered you’ve gotten an account.
Otter customers will be capable of spotlight the transcript, share it, add photographs, search by key phrase, and assessment a transcript, after the recorded Google Meet name ends. A demo of the Otter service in motion inside Google Meet is embedded beneath.