Zoom Live Captions in 11 Languages [Everything You Need to Know]

Zoom has rolled out yet another major update to allow speakers/presenters to deliver better experiences to attendees. In one of its latest releases, Zoom updated the Live Transcript Captioning feature to support 11 languages.

Zoom also launched the all-new Whiteboard and the Gesture Recognition feature.

Read our blogs to learn more.

In this blog, we will walk you through this Zoom update and how speakers/attendees can efficiently use and make the most out of it.

What is the Zoom Update

Source: Zoom

Zoom can generate live transcription captions in 11 languages in addition to English, including: Spanish, Japanese, Ukrainian, and more. A speaker simply needs to choose the language they are currently speaking in the meeting, and automated captions will be generated in that language.

Zoom Live Captions in 11 Languages

Here’s the full list of 11 new languages that have been added in the latest Zoom release.

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Chinese (Simplified)(Beta)
  • Russian
  • Japanese (Beta)
  • Korean (Beta)
  • Dutch
  • Ukrainian

To accommodate the live caption support, Zoom introduced necessary interface changes – the in-meeting buttons and manual captioning interfaces will be adjusted to meet the requirements.

From a user/attendee standpoint, they can alter which languages are available in the meeting through user-level web settings.

Note: This feature may not be immediately available, as it is rolling out to different groups of customers over the next month.

How to Use the Zoom Live Captions Feature in 11 Languages

Users in a Zoom meeting can self-enable captions. No need to depend on the host to enable this feature.

Here are the steps that users can follow:

  1. Join a Zoom meeting.
  2. Click the Show Captions button.

Captions will appear above the controls toolbar. By default, English is set as the speaking language the captions are generated in.

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