Watch out for - Google Docs can now record every word you said during a video call

Watch out for - Google Docs can now record every word you said during a video call ...

Due to a new Google Docs update, identifying exactly where your last presentation went off the rails might soon be a lot easier.

Users of the word processor have now the ability to paste a Google Meet request directly into a Google Docs file, resulting in your organization''s success.

"Meeting transcripts automatically capture the meeting discussion, making it easier to follow up afterward or as a record," the company said in a Google Workspace update blog post (opens in a new tab) announcing the feature.

Google Meet transcribe to Docs

The feature will be on by default, with participants seeing a notification telling them that transcripts are active before completing the call.

The transcribed file will be saved in the host''s Meet Recordings folder on Google Drive, similar to meeting recordings.

After the meeting closes, the meeting organizer, co-hosts, and the transcript initiator will receive a link to the transcription document via email. A transcript will also be attached to the associated calendar invite for the meeting.

The transcription will only be shared with meeting organizers, host, co-hosts, and individual users who requested it for larger video conferencing meetings. Changes in transcription will be continued to the Calendar invite.

It will be available for Google Meet users on desktop and laptop, but only in English for the time being. Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers.

However, users with personal Google accounts, nor those on Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as previous G Suite Basic and Business customers, will not be able to use it just yet.

Google Meet has significantly improved the ability to share your video feed, meaning that starting up online presentations or start-up team meetings should soon result in much less stress, and also allow everyone to have the ability to share their own video feed with everyone else.