To test real-time caption translations, sign up for the Meet Caption Translations Beta.

Use captions in a video call

You can turn captions on to view subtitles as everyone speaks during a video call. 

You can use captions in English in all locations.

  • If you're in the Asia Pacific or European regions, you can use captions in: English, French, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain).
  • If you're in North America or Latin America, you can use captions in: German, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico).

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 video call.
  3. At the bottom, click Turn on captions "" or Turn off captions "".

Change the language

  1. At the bottom of the video call 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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