Google recently announced that meetings held via Google Meet can now be transcribed into a Google Doc. Similar to meeting recordings, the transcribed file is stored in the “Meet Recordings” folder in the host’s Google Drive. This function is exclusive to the desktop and laptop versions of Google Meet and is currently only available in English.
The way the feature will work is that for meetings with less than or equal to 200 people invited, the meeting host, co-hosts, or the person who started the transcription will get an email with a link to the document after the meeting is over. Additionally, the transcript will be automatically attached to the meeting calendar invite for reference.
For meetings with more than 200 people, the transcription will only be shared with the meeting organizers, host, co-hosts, and individual users who started a transcription. For meetings that happen more than once, new transcription documents will be added to the Calendar invite every time, which will become interesting once a recurring meeting has taken place many times.
To ensure transparency is employed, all meeting participants will receive a notification informing them when transcripts are active before even joining a meeting. The feature will be ON by default and can be configured by admins at the group, domain, or OU level.
This feature’s rollout will be extended, lasting potentially more than two weeks and beginning on October 24, 2022 for both Rapid and Scheduled release domains. Furthermore, it will be available to the below Google Workspace tiers:
• Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers
• Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers
• Not available to users with personal Google Accounts