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Zoom brewing instant translation service and landing on Facebook VR | XFastest News

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Zoom is planning to expand its support for automatic real-time transcription by adding real-time translation services. At the same time, the built-in whiteboard function of Zoom will also be upgraded to a more complete application.

(From: Zoom Blog)

In February of this year, Zoom has announced the free English real-time transcription/closed captioning function for all users. Now, the company has announced a new plan to provide instant transcription services in up to 30 other languages ​​by the end of 2022.

As part of the promotion, Zoom will also provide translation services for paid account users, and plans to support real-time translation in up to 12 languages ​​by the end of next year.

Although it did not share detailed information about which languages ​​are supported and when to provide support, Zoom made it clear that the improvements are a direct result of the machine learning expertise it acquired through the acquisition of German translation company Kites.


Another major change is the whiteboard function. Zoom currently allows users to create and share whiteboards during the meeting so that attendees can doodle together.

However, the beta extension, which is scheduled to arrive later this year, will enable the Zoom whiteboard to be used separately from applications and web meetings.

The basic drawing tools have not changed much, except for video calls, you will also be able to add notes, drawings, and comments in other places, and view them at any time.


Finally, Zoom plans to log on to Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms early next year. This shared VR meeting space will be able to hold video conferences and connect to the Zoom whiteboard.

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In this virtual reality world, you can also fix the Zoom whiteboard on a virtual desktop or wall for all attendees to view, and use traditional computers to draw pictures with colleagues.


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