Zoom launches auto-generated captions to all free users

Previously a paid feature

Video conference platform Zoom has followed through with its promise to add auto-generated closed captions to all free Zoom meeting accounts.

On Monday, the company announced that auto-generated captions are now available in all Zoom Meetings. The feature provides automatic captioning during a video call, which was previously only available to paid Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars accounts.

Currently, the feature only works in English, but support for other languages is on the way. Earlier this year, Zoom claimed automatic closed captions will work for a total of 30 languages, that will roll out over the next year.

In the blog, Theresa Larkin, the Product Marketing Manager, Meetings & Chat at Zoom, said, “It’s important to us that everyone can successfully connect, communicate, and participate using Zoom.” Theresa went on to say, “Without the proper accessibility tools, people with disabilities face tremendous barriers when using video communication solutions.”

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