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Live transcription (Beta)
Live transcription is a beta feature that enables auto speech-to-text transcription. When enabled by hosts, participants can see captions during a meeting or webinar, and/or download the transcription afterwards.
Follow the instructions for host/participant below
Enable live transcription
Turn on live transcription in each meeting/webinar you prefer:
- Click the Live Transcript button at the bottom of your Zoom
- Select Enable Auto-Transcription
Select Disable Auto-Transcription, to disable live transcription.
Turn on Save Captions, to allow participants save and download the full transcript after a meeting/webinar
Activate the Save Captions features in your Zoom Settings:
- Open your Zoom client.
- Go to Settings > In Meeting (Advanced), and click the toggle to activate closed captioning and/or save captions as you wish.
Alternatives of Save Captions:
To prevent participants from transcription saving, de-select Save Captions in your personal setting. By using the Cloud Recording feature, you can still provide automatic audio transcription/closed caption after meetings.
Display live transcription
Find Live Transcript in the control bar at the bottom of your Zoom.
- Option 1: Show Subtitle
Captions will appear at the bottom of the Zoom window
- Option 2: View/Close Full Transcript
Audio will be transcribed in the right-hand corner of the Zoom window. Captions are time stamped and tagged with who was speaking.
Change captioning sizes
- Click Subtitle Settings, and use the slider at the top of the Accessibility tab to adjust the font size of the subtitles
Save the full transcript
You can save full transcripts as a .txt file.
- At the bottom of the full transcription window, select Save Transcript.
Don't see this option? It needs to be enabled by the host for you to save the captions.