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Various other remote teaching tools have had the ability to simultaneously translate what is being spoken into various languages (see The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms of Machine Translation to learn about them).

Today, Zoom announced that they have just added a similar ability to their platform:

Now available as an add-on for paid Zoom accounts, the feature enables anyone in a Zoom meeting or webinar… to translate the source language into English captions or translate English into captions in your preferred language.

We currently support caption translation for 12 languages: 

  • Chinese Mandarin – Simplified (beta)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese (beta)
  • Korean (beta)
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian