The video chat app Zoom has introduced a number of new features. These new features include Zoom translation and transcription for zoom calls.
These new features were announced at the annual Zoom Hat Conference, which aims to facilitate millions of users in the hybrid work model.
For this purpose, Machine Learning and Nature Language Processing will be used in Zoom so that the language spoken in the call can be transcribed in real time, after which it can be translated into the mother tongue for each person involved in the call.
Zoom officials said the feature will be available in beta in September and will be available to all users by the end of 2021.
The list of languages for this feature has not been finalized, but by the end of 2022, the company will offer 30 language options for transcription and 12 for translation.
A new feature, the Zoom Whiteboard, is being added as a digital canvas that allows office workers at home and in the office to stay in touch with each other.
According to the company, users will be able to write on a digital whiteboard from a desktop or tablet.
Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery is also a new feature that will allow multiple camera feeds to be used for office meetings.
The company is also adding a zoom widget.
Some of these new features, such as Smart Gallery Zoom, will be available to users for free, but others, such as the translation service, will have to pay an additional fee, but how much has not yet been announced.