There is no doubt that today Zoom is one of the video call platforms most popular and most used in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the so-called “new normality”, played a key role in the popularization of said platform, and also raised new challenges in terms of performance, safety and features that little by little have been resolved.
The improvements that Zoom has been receiving on all these fronts have been key to maintaining it as one of the most used solutions in the world, and today we have been able to confirm a very important novelty that will reinforce its position, the translated subtitles, although at the moment it will only be available to paying Zoom users,
Thanks to the translated subtitles interpreters will no longer be necessary or use third-party applications to make video calls in different languages. This feature will make it easier for participants who speak different languages to communicate during a meeting, and will allow us to eliminate one of the most important barriers that often arise in holding international events where it is not possible to use English as a common language.
Zoom has confirmed that translated subtitles are available on Zoom One Business Plus and Zoom One Enterprise Plus plans, though to activate them we will have to make a payment of 5 dollars per month per user. This means that it is not included as an additional feature in a paid plan, but is an optional feature and carries a separate fee.
If we decide to record a meeting or a seminar, the translated subtitles will appear in the full transcript of the recording, but not in the recording itself, so we must take this into account. At the moment this function is supports 12 languages:
- Mandarin Chinese (Simplified) – Beta.
- Korean – Beta.
- Japanese – Beta.
We can find more information on the official Zoom website.