Otter's transcription service now integrates with Google Meet

Joanna Estrada
January 24, 2021

Otter.ai, the A.I. -powered voice transcription service that already integrates with Zoom for recording online meetings and webinars, is today bringing its service to Google Meet's over 100 million users. But to use Otter's integrated live transcriptions in Zoom, you'll need to be on a paid Otter and Zoom plan, unlike with Google Meet. The captions are provided in real time, and archived as a transcription of the entire conversation when the meeting is done.

The document generated by artificial intelligence can be edited and also shared.

To set it up, first download the Otter.ai Chrome extension here.

Once installed, a "Live Notes" panel will launch directly in the Chrome web browser during Google Meet calls, where it appears on the side of the Google Meet interface. "The audio transcript is automatically saved in your Otter account", the company said.

You can also activate closed captions by clicking the button with "cc" surrounded by a box in the Otter window.

In order to use the extension, they will need to sign into their account. That is, in addition to being a solution for transcribing speeches, the extension that reaches Google Meet can also improve accessibility of meetings. A demo of the Otter service in action within Google Meet is embedded below. Zoom, for its part, already has an integration with Otter.

"Our AI technology is able to accurately understand a wide variety of accents in English and intelligently turns real time conversations into live transcripts, as well as live video captions".

"Otter.ai really is an indispensable tool for any business using Zoom meetings", said Dave Michels, Principal Analyst at TalkingPointz. Otter.ai's own Otter.ai plugin for Chrome steps in and uses the Otter service to provide the transcription.

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