What you need to know
- Otter can now transcribe meetings in Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex.
- You could already transcribe Zoom meetings with Otter.
- Otter can sync with your calendar and attend meetings on your behalf while transcribing what is said.
Otter now supports transcribing meetings on Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex. The AI transcription tool has been able to transcribe Zoom meetings since May. With the newly added support, Otter claims that its transcription service has an audience of 500 million people.
Transcribing meetings on Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex works the same as using Otter on Zoom. You can connect Otter to your calendar and select which meetings you'd like it to transcribe. The transcriptions from those meetings appear on Otter's website and through its mobile applications. Technically, you could use the tool to transcribe meetings you don't attend, though you'd lose out on any interaction during those meetings.
Otter is an AI transcription tool that's popular among business and enterprise users. The ability to transcribe virtual meetings comes with Otter business subscription plans, the cheapest of which is $20 per month.
Microsoft Teams already supports transcription across several plans. Transcription support recently rolled out to Government Community Cloud users. People who are happy with Microsoft's transcription feature may not be that interested in Otter's alternative, but those who frequently use different services for meetings may find Otter more convenient. If you have meetings on Google Meet, Teams, and Zoom, Otter will bring transcriptions from your meetings into one convenient place.
Otter's transcription feature generates text in real-time, making it easier to follow along with meetings. You can also search through transcriptions while meetings are still in progress.
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