Zoom is taking one of its premium features and making it available to free members, as promised. Now you can get auto-generated captions on your free account, which is great for accessibility and usability.
At the moment, you can only access live English subtitles, but Zoom says it plans to add other languages in the future.
In a blog post , Theresa Larkin of Zoom said: “It is important to us that everyone is able to connect, communicate and participate successfully using Zoom. Without the right accessibility tools, people with disabilities face tremendous barriers when using video communication solutions.
The goal is to make Zoom more accessible to everyone, and having this key feature available to everyone, regardless of whether they pay for an account, is a huge step towards that goal. “That’s why we’re focused on building a platform that is accessible to everyone, and features like auto-generated captions are an important part of that mission,” continued Larkin.
It is easy enable automatic subtitles in Zoom . You need to go to “Account Management” and then click on “Account Settings”. From there, click on the “Meeting” tab, then go to “In Meeting (Advanced)” and then click on “Closed Captioning” to enable it. Once you do that, you will get live transactions in English during your Zoom calls, which is a fantastic feature to have.