In order to be a more accessible communication platform for people and to enable meetings with teams located around the world, Google has started to implement real-time translated subtitles in Google Meet across the web and mobile devices.
After announcing the feature at its developer conference last year, the tech giant began testing the feature with small audiences, and has now decided to officially roll it out, though it still has limitations, as it only streams meetings in English to four languages per week. the moment: French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
The tool seeks not only to be useful in workspaces but also in educational environments, because according to Google, said feature would work “allowing educators to connect and interact with students, parents and community stakeholders with diverse backgrounds.”
To make use of the function, users will have to open Google Meet, when they are in a meeting they will have to click on the ‘More options’ button (the icon with the three points located vertically), then go to ‘Settings’ and finally in ‘Subtitles’, therethey must activate the option and set the English language to later activate the ‘Translated subtitles’ option and select one of the available languages.
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“Translated captions help make Google Meet video calls more inclusive and collaborative by removing language proficiency barriers. When meeting participants consume content in their preferred language, it helps equalize information sharing, learning, and collaboration and ensures your meetings are as effective as possible for everyone,” the company wrote in a blog post. Workspace.
Currently, subtitle translation is available only in the desktop beta versions for the paid versions of Google Workspace Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Teaching & Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus, and it’s worth clarifying once again that the service is It is being implemented gradually, so some users will have to wait at least 15 days to start enjoying this tool.
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As reported by Google in one of its CES 2022 conferences, in the coming weeks Fast Pair technology will arrive on Chromebooks, with it Android can be used to configure the laptop, in this way you will quickly obtain all the information such as mobile passwords and logins.
It will also help the pairing of Android compatible Bluetooth devices. Likewise, the Chrome OS operating system will detect when the user turns on the headphones, allowing pairing with a single click and in an agile way.
The modality is not limited there, as it will be available on Google TV and Android TV in the following months. At the same time, it will allow smart devices to connect more comfortably to the home network such as Google Home.
To expand its catalog, Google is working with Windows so that Android devices can be natively paired to computers, also transmitting Bluetooth pairing information so that they no longer have to be configured manually one by one.
Another novelty that Google has prepared is the extension of device unlocks. Similar to how Chromebook users can unlock from their Android phone, Android tablets with nearby and paired Wear OS watches can now also be unlocked.
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In addition to this, it will be possible to use Samsung or Pixel smartphones compatible with the digital key of BMW cars enabled to open them, close them and even make them start. This will come in late 2021 so that UWB ultra-wideband means you don’t even have to take your phone out of your pocket to unlock your car.
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