Among the important thing options that launched with Google’s newest Pixel four flagship smartphone was the flexibility to transcribe and caption any audio performed on the telephone. From immediately, that characteristic is making its method to final 12 months’s Google Pixel 3 handsets, together with the mid-range Pixel 3a.
The characteristic is aptly-titled Live Caption and can be enabled by urgent a small button under the amount slider at any time when audio (or a video, or different media with embedded audio) is enjoying in your telephone.
All processing is finished regionally in your telephone so it’ll work offline, and the textual content field that pops up with the transcribed dialogue can be shifted across the display screen to be able to keep away from obstructing something you’d wish to view. However, it needs to be famous that the characteristic doesn’t at present work for transcribing telephone calls.
At current, solely English is supported, however Google hopes to incorporate different languages sooner or later.
Live Transcribe joins the Astrophotography mode as options that have been initially unique to the Pixel four however have since been made out there to earlier handsets, and the identical will likely be true of Google’s Recorder app, which permits customers to concurrently document audio and transcribe it.
For anybody at present utilizing a Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, or 3a XL, you’ll both discover that the characteristic has been pushed to your handset already or that will probably be within the coming days, so maintain checking again to see in case you’ve gained this performance.