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Understanding translate captions functionality

Caryn_Manning
Listener

Looking for help understanding the captions translation functionality.

 

We are on Education licensing. 

 

I started by reading this article.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/6643177746829-Viewing-captions-in-another-language#:~:text....

 

My questions are:

 

1. The article indicated you must be on one of the below licensing plans. If we were to upgrade our licensing for our hosts, would the 'attendee' in the meeting also need to be licensed in this way in order to view translated captions. It is our intention to have external attendees.

  • ZoomOne Business Plus or ZoomOne Enterprise Plus account

2. Is this definitely translation? i.e.  we are speaking in English, and the attendee can choose to see translated captions in French.  

 

Appreciate any advice

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Bort
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
  1. As with most Zoom features, only the host of the meeting must have the required license. Attendees are not considered. 
  2. Yes, while the host is speaking English, the captions will appear in both English and the chosen language, such as French, German, Japanese, etc. 

I would suggest checking with your Account Executive to discuss options for acquiring this feature, as there are a few options available, or will be very soon. 

 

Hope that helps and please make sure to mark the solution as accepted if this information is what you needed.

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Bort
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee
  1. As with most Zoom features, only the host of the meeting must have the required license. Attendees are not considered. 
  2. Yes, while the host is speaking English, the captions will appear in both English and the chosen language, such as French, German, Japanese, etc. 

I would suggest checking with your Account Executive to discuss options for acquiring this feature, as there are a few options available, or will be very soon. 

 

Hope that helps and please make sure to mark the solution as accepted if this information is what you needed.

Thank you, this is most helpful!

Didn't want to poach the original topic but;

 

When I contacted Zoom about enabling the translated captions feature, the reply I got was that this is only supported on business accounts and it would not make too much sense in my case due to minimal license seat requirements (10 licenses at minimum)

 

I find this extremely unpleasant since I had been desperately  following Zoom website since the day this feature was announced (I am a foreigner living in China, periodically setting/attending meetings with Chinese speakers)

 

Is there a plan to provide this feature as an optional paid add-on to personal accounts as well? 

 

There are a lot of smaller companies that operate with just a couple of accounts, and enforcing a minimum of 10 license seats simply does not feel justified.

Good news, this week we were informed it is being provided as an add-on and have been able to purchase the add on. 

 

Shout out to the Zoom account management team who actually suggested we wait while they found out the roll out times for us.