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Use captions in a video meeting

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You can make it easier to follow what’s being said in meetings by turning on captions, which show text of the conversation.

Note: If you record a video meeting, captions are not recorded and don't appear when you play the recording.

You can use captions in:

  • Dutch (beta)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian (beta)
  • Japanese (beta)
  • Korean (beta)
  • Mandarin (Traditional) (coming soon)
  • Portuguese (beta)
  • Portuguese (Brazil) 
  • Russian (beta)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)

Tip: If you record a call, captions will not appear on the recording.  

Turn captions on or off

  1. On your computer, go to Google Meet.
  2. Join a meeting.
  3. At the bottom, click Turn on captions "" or Turn off captions "".

Change the language

  1. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click Menu 3 dot menu icon and then Captions "".
  2. Choose a language and then Apply.
Important: The language you select becomes the default until you change it.

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