This morning, Google Translate launched Transcribe, a new feature that gives people the ability to translate and transcribe audio in real time. Transcribe began its roll-out early this morning, and a full roll-out will be happening within the next few days, supporting any combination between the following eight languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.
Previously, Translate wasn’t well suited to translate lectures over video conference or in a classroom, longer discussions, or stories from grandparents who speak another language. To address this gap, we’re introducing this new feature that transcribes audio into translated text. While the feature is only available on Android devices currently, we’re also planning to launch it on iOS in the future.
Here’s how Transcribe in Google Translate works:
Access transcribe by downloading or updating to the most recent version of the app, and then pressing the “Transcribe” option from the home screen.
Select the source and target languages from the language dropdown at the top. You can pause or restart transcription by tapping on the mic icon.
You also can see the original transcript, change the text size or choose a dark theme in the settings menu, and save your transcript, too.
More information on the feature can be found in this blogpost.