Google has recently enriched the Live Caption function of Chrome with additional features across the platform. The feature employs AI to offer immediate captions for any sound-based activity on your Android device, both on your phone and desktop via Chrome and Google Meet.
The enhancements to the Live Caption feature include:
– An improved captions box designed to enhance the Live Caption experience on Android tablets.
– The introduction of a Live Caption for calls feature, enabling you to type responses during calls, which are then read aloud to the other participant.
– Multilingual support, now including French, Italian, and German, specifically on Pixel 4 and 5, certain Samsung Galaxy phones, and other Android devices.
Keen to experiment with the Live Caption feature in Chrome? Follow these straightforward steps:
1. Download and install the most recent version of Google Chrome on your device.
2. Launch Chrome and select the three dots in the top right corner.
3. Navigate to Settings and select the Accessibility option.
4. Locate the Live Caption feature and activate the toggle next to it.
5. You can adjust the caption to suit your preference once enabled.
With this feature enabled, Chrome will display captions for any voiced content. This means whether you’re watching a video, attending a conference, or any other speech-based activity, Chrome will provide real-time captions.
It’s worth noting, however, that Google’s AI is responsible for generating these captions, and accuracy may occasionally vary due to changes in voice tone and pronunciation amongst different individuals.
In addition to the enhancements made to the Live Caption feature, Google has also incorporated a new typo detection feature for URLs to assist individuals with dyslexia and similar disabilities.