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You can turn on captions to view subtitles as everyone speaks while in a meeting. The captions are turned on only for you.

You can use translated captions to translate to and from certain languages.

Turn captions on or off

All users can use captions in these languages
  • Afrikaans (beta)
  • Albanian (beta)
  • Amharic (beta)
  • Arabic (Arab Emirates) (beta)
  • Arabic (Egypt) (beta)
  • Arabic (Levant) (beta)
  • Arabic (Maghrebi) (beta)
  • Armenian (beta)
  • Australian English (beta)
  • Basque (beta)
  • Bengali (Bangladesh) (beta)
  • Bulgarian (Bulgaria) (beta)
  • Burmese (beta)
  • Catalan (beta)
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Traditional)
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • English (India) (beta)
  • English (Philippines) (beta)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • Estonian (beta)
  • Farsi (beta)
  • Filipino (beta)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • French (Canada)
  • Galician (beta)
  • Georgian (beta)
  • German
  • Gujarati (India) (beta)
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian (beta)
  • Indonesian (beta)
  • isiXhosa (South Africa) (beta)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese (beta)
  • Kannada (India) (beta)
  • Khmer (Cambodia) (beta)
  • Kinyarwanda (Rwanda) (beta)
  • Korean
  • Latvian (beta)
  • Macedonian (beta)
  • Malayalam (India) (beta)
  • Marathi (India) (beta)
  • Mongolian (beta)
  • Nepali (beta)
  • Northern Sotho (South Africa) (beta)
  • Norwegian (beta)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Sesotho (South Africa) (beta)
  • Sinhala (beta)
  • Slovak (beta)
  • Slovenian (beta)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Sundanese (beta)
  • Swati (South Africa) (beta)
  • Swedish (Sweden)
  • Tamil (India) (beta)
  • Telugu (India) (beta)
  • Thai
  • Tshivenda (South Africa) (beta)
  • Tswana (South Africa) (beta)
  • Turkish
  • Urdu (beta)
  • Uzbek (beta)
  • Vietnamese
  • Xitsonga (South Africa) (beta)

How to: Enable captions in Google Meet

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

Turn on translated captions

Important: Translated captions in Google Meet will be available exclusively to Gemini Enterprise add-on users at a future date. We will provide a minimum of six months' notice to existing Google Workspace customers before this change takes place.

Translated captions are currently only available for the following Workspace editions
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Teaching and learning upgrade
  • Education Plus
You can use translated captions to translate English to or from these languages
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
You can use translated captions to translate English into these languages
  • Dutch (beta)
  • Indonesian (beta)
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese, Mandarin
  • Swedish
  • Turkish (beta)
  • Vietnamese (beta)

Some translated caption languages are only available to users on work accounts through the Gemini Enterprise add-on.

Use Gemini in Meet to translate captions in these languages
  • French to and from all non-English languages (beta)
  • German to and from all non-English languages (beta)
  • Spanish to and from all non-English languages (beta)
  • Portuguese to and from all non-English languages (beta)
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified) to and from all languages (beta)
  • Thai to and from all languages (beta)
  • Italian to and from all languages (beta)
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Traditional) to and from all languages (beta)
  • Hindi to and from all languages (beta)
  • Russian to and from all languages (beta)

Important: If you record a meeting, select Record captions to embed captions in the clip.

  1. On your computer, go to Google Meet.
  2. In your meeting, click More options More and then Settings Settings and then Captions .
  3. Turn on captions .
  4. Select Language of the meeting.
  5. Turn on translated captions .
  6. Select the language to translate into.
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