Google Meet gets a much needed Zoom feature with Otter.ai's live notes and captions

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Another feature

According to a report by AP, Otter.ai has announced the launch of Live Notes and Video Captions for Google Meet. It has the ability to turn business conversations into highly accurate interactive, collaborative transcripts in real time. Through a quick and easy installation of a Chrome extension, Otter.ai users will be able to use this new integration to open a secure, live, interactive transcript directly from a Google Meet call, as well as use live captions.Getty Images

No miscommunication

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No miscommunication

Google Meet users can now improve business communication with innovative technology solutions previously integrated only with Zoom video conferencing. An integrated Otter Live Notes experience within Google Meet boosts meeting productivity and efficiency. Meanwhile, live video captioning also provides a number of benefits. The feature cuts down on miscommunication, especially for non-native English speakers. It also fosters a more collaborative and inclusive remote workplace, specifically for those who have accessibility requirements.Getty Images

Real time transcript

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Real time transcript

With this new integration, a Live Notes panel will launch directly from the Chrome web browser during a Google Meet call. This panel is moveable and scrollable and is able to accurately capture a conversation and turn it into a real time transcript. Team members can feel confident that their colleagues will generate and share secure, quality notes so they can quickly get the information they need when they miss a meeting.Getty Images

Post-meeting transcript

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Post-meeting transcript

In addition, users can access Live Captions that utilize Otter.ai's automatic speech recognition (ASR) engine that is built to specifically support custom vocabulary. These captions can be customized by size and font also. While other live captioning options are available within Google Meet, these captions are transient, meaning a post-meeting transcript is not available. By contrast, all calls recorded using the Chrome extension will create a shareable and collaborative transcript that is available on Otter.ai's web platform and app post-meeting.Getty Images

Same as Zoom

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Same as Zoom

"Google Meet is a highly effective video conferencing tool and is used by over a hundred million people every day for business collaboration," said Sam Liang, CEO, and founder of Otter.ai. "We have seen with our first integration into Zoom that making it more seamless to use Otter increases note-taking and productivity for users, we are excited to offer this same type of seamless integration for Google Meet users.