Google Chrome has finally received the latest Live Caption feature. This new capability is expected to provide captions or subtitles for videos online and offline in real-time. Google’s new feature would really be helpful for students and other individuals that are watching foreign videos with strong accents which they find difficult to understand.
Google Chrome’s new Live Caption was first introduced for Google’s Pixel smartphone models. It utilizes machine learning to generate captions for most videos online, including phone calls, podcasts, and more. This means that it will be really useful for many Google users, especially those who are having a hard time understanding strong accents or languages that are not familiar to them.
Laura D’Aquila, Google’s software engineer, said that “with Live Caption, I no longer have to miss out on watching videos because of lack of captions, and I can engage in real-life conversations with family, friends or colleagues about this content.” She added that “just recently, my coworker sent a video to our team’s chat, but it was not captioned. With Live Caption, I was able to follow along and share my reactions to the video with my team.” With her statement, Google Chrome’s new feature would really come in handy. If you haven’t used it yet, here’s how the Google browser’s new capability works.
How Google Chrome’s Live Caption works
Google Chrome generates captions straight from the user’s device. This means that the captions will pop up as the content plays. If you are worried that this new capability won’t work without internet, then you don’t have to since Live Caption works even if you don’t have a bad connection or no WiFi at all.
The new feature of Google Chrome works across a wide variety of content online, which makes it a versatile accessibility option. On the other hand, it is also a great tool for anyone who wishes to keep their media mute while working on other online tasks or multitasking.
Right now, the online browser’s Live Caption is available across the latest versions of Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux devices. Google also confirmed that this feature will soon be available for Chromebooks with Chrome OS. You can follow these easy steps to have the new Live Caption capability.
Downloading Live Caption
- Open Google Chrome on your desktop or PC
- Click on the three-dot icon on the right side of the screen
- Open settings
- Click on the Advanced section on the left side
- From this section, open the Accessibility section
- After that, all you need to do is turn on the Live Caption feature
Thanks to Google’s latest feature for its online browser, its long-time users can now listen to various videos easier. This just shows that Google is really improving its browser service and other products.
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