Google Meet users to receive automatic meeting transcription; here's how it works
According to Google, after a meeting with fewer than or equal to 200 invitees, the meeting host, co-hosts, or transcript initiator will receive an email with a link to the transcription document. The transcript will be automatically attached to the meeting's associated calendar invite.
Google has released a slew of new features for Google Workspace. Meeting auto transcription is one of the major features coming to Google Meet. Meeting transcripts automatically record the meeting discussion, making it easier to follow up later or serve as a record. Currently, users must rely on third-party apps to transcribe Google Meet. Google is now incorporating this feature. The transcribed file, like meeting recordings, is saved in the host's "Meet Recordings" folder in Google Drive. The feature will initially be available only in English.
According to Google, for meetings with fewer than or equal to 200 invitees, the meeting host, co-hosts, or transcript initiator will receive an email with a link to the transcription document after the meeting concludes. The transcript will be automatically attached to the meeting's associated calendar invite. In the case of meetings with more than 200 attendees, the transcription will be shared only with the meeting organisers, host, co-hosts, and individual users who initiated the transcription.
Before the meeting, participants will receive an email informing them that the meeting transcripts are now available. The option will be enabled by default. Google Workspace Business Standard customers have no admin control.
Another new feature for Google Meet is the companion mode, which allows users to raise their hands, create polls, and do other things from their laptops. "This mode will allow in-room attendees to fully participate by raising their hand, chatting, or asking questions from their phone while leveraging the in-room audio and video," Google says. The company is also introducing automatic framing in Meet; with this feature, video tile participants can frame themselves before the meeting.
Furthermore, Google Meet users will now be able to join or start a meeting directly from Jamboard on the web, kicking off collaboration. Users will be able to present the jam and collaborate more easily. It is available on the internet.