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Google rolling out live subtitles for conversations for its messaging app Duo

Google rolling out live subtitles for conversations for its messaging app Duo
The Siliconreview
24 August, 2020

Google has unveiled a new feature for its messaging app Duo. The technology giant has begun rolling out a new feature where the Duo app user will find it easier to figure out the audio and voice messages in noisy surroundings. Google has revealed that users can find live captions for messages sent on the app. The firm stated that it would also be introducing the real-time transcription soon in the future versions.

Google also said that this version would also be useful to those who are deaf or those who have hearing problems. The firm has been working on this particular feature since February and has finally made it possible. If the toggle is switched on, the device will send the audio content generated to Google transcribe, which will transcribe the particular audio in no time. The firm has already clarified that it will not be storing any data.

If activated, there will be captions displayed above the call button that is present at the bottom of the screen. Google further stated that this feature would not employ technologies such as live captions, which provide subtitles for all media that will be playing audio on the selected devices in Google's Pixel range of smartphones. This feature will also work on non-pixel Android phones and even on iOS.