Free Automated Live Transcription for Zoom Meetings

Did you know that Zoom now offers free automated live transcription for all of your meetings?

This is a great way to help make your virtual meetings and events accessible to all participants, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, working in a loud environment, or working in a noise-free environment without access to earbuds. To enable this service:

  1. Sign in at
  2. In the lefthand menu, click “Settings.”
  3. Click on the “Meeting” tab.
  4. Scroll down to “In Meeting (Advanced).”
  5. Toggle On “Closed Captioning.”
  6. Then, when hosting a meeting, click on “Live Transcript” in the menu bar and select “Enable Auto-Transcription.” (See image below.)Zoom Live Transcript Menu

To turn on live transcript while attending a meeting in which it has been enabled, click “Live Transcript” and then “Show Subtitle.”

See Zoom’s Closed captioning and live transcription help article for more information.