How to make Zoom automatically take meeting notes with this simple trick.
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(Pocket-lint) – Zoom was wildly successful during the pandemic, but it’s since proven to be an invaluable tool in everyday life, and even more so for business meetings. The problem is that you often have to take notes of meetings. But what if you could live-transcribe a Zoom?
Well, the good news is that you can, using the power of artificial intelligence. First, Zoom has a built-in tool to transcribe recordings to the cloud, provided you have a Business, Education, or Enterprise license.
You can also use a transcription service called Otter.ai. We detail both methods below.
How to Automatically Transcribe a Zoom Cloud Recording
As mentioned, you’ll need an appropriate paid Zoom subscription to do this, so make sure you have a supported plan before proceeding.
First, you need to enable audio transcriptions by following the steps below:
- Log in to the Zoom web portal
- Go into Settings
- Go toRecording tab
- Locate it cloud save setting and activate it
- Go to section Advanced cloud recording
- Check the box next to Create an audio transcript to activate it.
- Click on To register to confirm the change.
If any of these options are greyed out, you should contact your account administrator or verify that you have the correct subscription plan.
Now, Zoom will automatically transcribe your recorded meetings. These are saved in VTT format, which can be opened in most text editing programs. To learn more about accessing these recordings, see the Zoom support website.
How to Transcribe a Zoom Call with Otter.ai
Otter.ai also allows live transcription, if you have a paid account, but you can also transcribe a meeting after the fact using Otter.ai’s Zoom Sync feature. You don’t need a paid subscription to Otter.ai for this, just sign up. You will, however, need a Zoom Pro or higher account.
Oh, and you need to set all of that up before the meeting.
How do I set up live video meeting notes with Otter AI?
Zoom administrator (usually you, but probably IT if you have a corporate account).
1. Pre-approve Otter in Zoom Marketplace
2. enable live streaming in Zoom.
Zoom meeting organizers must then
1. enable live streaming in Zoom
2. Connect Otter to Zoom.
Detailed instructions are available on Otter.ai.
How to transcribe Zoom meetings afterwards
This means that your Zoom cloud recordings will automatically be transcribed after a meeting.
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You need to follow the Zoom admin steps outlined above, then do the following: 3:
3. enable recording download (personal)
4. Connect Otter to Zoom.
Written by Dan Grabham. Edited by Luke Baker.