How to Transcribe Google Meet Calls in Real Time?

Google Meet is one of the leading web conferencing platforms in 2021. Although Google Meet offers live captions, you cannot use it to record transcripts. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time attending Google Meet meetings, here are two tools you can use to transcribe your Google Meet meetings for seamless follow-up and review later.

Transcribe Google Meet Calls in Real Time

We covered two Google Chrome extensions to help you transcribe Google Meet calls and meetings. You can choose one of them according to your preference. Without further delay, let’s get started.

1. Using, a maker of speech-to-text transcription apps, recently released a Chrome extension that brings live transcription support to Google Meet. With’s browser extension, you can: view full text as ischoose to view subtitles and share the transcript with your team after the meeting.

1. To get started, Download extension From the Chrome Web Store. After downloading, Open Google Meet and click on the Otter extension icon in the upper right corner. Note that you need to open Google Meet for the extension’s options to appear. If you don’t, clicking the icon will do nothing.

2. You need an Otter account to use this extension. Sign up for one if you don’t have one yet, or click the login button if you’ve used Otter before. You can create a new account by clicking the ‘Register for FREE’ button. You have the flexibility to use your Google account, Microsoft account, Apple account or email address to sign up.

3. After creating the account, you will see a ‘Save’ button when you access the extension. Click on it to start the registration process.

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4. You will see live transcripts of the meeting, as you can see below. This will help you stay active or review key points later. You can also click the ‘CC’ button to open the subtitles panel. When the meeting is over, Click the Pause button to resume or stop recording.

live transcription example

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5. Otter automatically saves the dump to your account. ‘ can be found speeches‘ section is available in the left sidebar. Here you will see transcripts of all your recorded Google Meet meetings.

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6. Now you can open any of the meeting transcripts and choose to share, export as text, audio or delete. Click on the vertical ellipsis menu in the upper right corner to access the export options.

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Note: otter supports Zoom meeting transcripts however, a paid plan is required to access this feature. If you’re interested, you can take advantage of a one-month free trial to try.

2. Using Tactiq

Tactiq is another extension you can use to manage Google Meet transcripts. you even get one Highlight tool with Tactiq to help you quickly mark and access important segments at the meeting.

1. Download and install Extension of Tactiq from the Chrome Web Store. After the installation is complete, log in using your Google account.

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2nd. Turn on ‘Turn on subtitles’ in Google Meet and you will see transcriptions in a custom popup. You can now use the highlight tool to mark important points. All you have to do is click on a text to highlight it.

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3. Click on the Google Docs icon in the transcription management tool. view the output in Google Docs. As mentioned earlier, you will have quick access to your highlights in the Google Docs file.

tactic view in docs4. You can also choose to export the transcript directly from the extension without opening Google Docs. To do this, click on the extension and select ‘Export as’. This available export options are clipboard, text file, Tactiq workspace, and Google Docs..

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Use Transcription Tools for Google Meet Calls

These are two tools you can use to transcribe and review Google Meet meetings. Let us know in the comments which one you prefer. Before you leave to try them out, be sure to read our article on how you can use custom backgrounds in Google Meet or completely disable Google Meet in Gmail.