Live Transcript During Zoom Meeting

This article covers how to use machine-generated live transcription during Zoom meetings.


To start the Live Transcription service during a meeting or webinar, the host should:

  1. Click the Live Transcript button in the host control bar.

  2. Under Live Transcript, click Enable Auto-Transcription.

  3. Once Live Transcript has been started, the meeting host will see the transcript begin immediately at the bottom of the Zoom meeting video. Attendees will be alerted that Live Transcript is available.

  4. After the host has activated Live Transcript, attendees can click the small up-arrow ^ in the Live Transcript button to select how to display:

    1. Show Subtitle: the transcript will appear as video subtitles at the bottom of the video frame.

    2. View Full Transcript: the transcript will appear in a side-panel Transcript window, and the full transcript to that point may be saved by clicking Save Transcript. Host an attendees can also search the transcript by entering text into the Search transcript field at the top of the window.

Subtitle Settings

Participants can control the appears of live transcript subtitles.

  1. Click the small up-arrow ^ in the Live Transcript button, then click Subtitle settings, to change the following:

    1. Closed Caption: Change the transcript text font size by moving the slider to Normal, Medium, or Large.

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