Spotting where your last presentation went off track can soon be much easier with the new Google Docs update.
The company revealed that users of its word processor can now transcribe a Google Meet conversation directly to a Google Docs file, meaning you’ll never lose the information you want.
“Meeting transcripts automatically record the meeting discussion for easy follow-up or as a transcript,” the company noted in a Google Workspace update blog post (opens in a new tab) announcing the function.
Google Meet Transcription to Docs
To make it easier for users, attendees will see a notification letting them know that transcripts are active before they join the conversation.
When finished, the transcribed file will be saved in the host’s “Meet Recordings” folder in Google Drive, just like the meeting recordings.
For meetings with fewer than 200 invitees, the meeting host, co-host, or transcription initiator will receive a link to the transcription document by email after the meeting ends. Additionally, the transcript will be automatically included in the associated calendar meeting invitation.
For larger videoconferencing meetings (with more than 200 participants), the transcript will only be made available to the meeting organizers, hosts and co-presenters, and individual users who have requested it. For recurring meetings, new transcription documents will be continuously added to the Calendar invitation.
Now available for Google Meet users on desktops and laptops, but only in English for now, it will be offered on Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Teaching and Education Upgrade Clients.
However, users with personal Google accounts, users of Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Non-profit, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers, will no longer only be able to use it.
Google Meet has also made it easier to share a video feed recently, which means that starting an online presentation or starting team meetings should soon be much less stressful, as well as allowing all participants to share their own video channel with everyone else.