Additional language support for live captions in Google Meet

Quick launch summary

We’re expanding live captions in Google Meet to French, German, Portuguese and Spanish (Spain and Latin America) speakers. They were previously only available in English. Live captions allow deaf and hard of hearing users, users with different primary languages, and users in noisy environments to participate more fully in meetings.

During a Meet call, each video call participant will be able to select the meeting’s spoken language when enabling captions.

Choose your captions language in Google Meet.

Captions setting will also be “sticky.” This means that if you turn them on or off during a meeting, they will be saved, along with the chosen language, for future meetings.

Non-English captions are currently available on the web to APAC and EMEA countries only, with rollout to North America and Latin America coming in early 2021. Additionally we’ll also expand support to iOS and Android mobile apps in early 2021.

Getting started

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
  • End users: This feature will be available by default in APAC and EMEA countries. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using captions in Meet.

Rollout pace


  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers. Also available to users with personal Google Accounts.