Google Meet is one of the leading web conferencing platforms in 2021. Although Google Meet offers live captioning, you cannot use it to record transcripts. If you’re someone who spends a lot of time attending Google Meet meetings, here are two tools you can use to transcribe your Google Meet meetings to seamlessly track and review later.

Transcribe Google Meet calls in real time

We’ve covered two Google Chrome extensions to help you transcribe Google Meet calls and meetings. You can choose one according to your preference. Without further ado, let’s get started.

1. Use

Voice-to-text transcription app maker recently released a Chrome extension that brings live transcription support to Google Meet. With’s browser extension, you can see the full transcript as it happens, choose to display closed captions and share the transcript with your team after the meeting.

1. To start, download extension from from the Chrome Web Store. After downloading, open Google Meet and click on the Otter extension icon in the upper right corner. Note that you must open Google Meet for the extension options to appear. If you don’t, clicking the icon will do nothing.

2. You need an Otter account to use this extension. Create an account if you don’t already have one or click the login button if you’ve used Otter before. You can create a new account by clicking on the ‘Register FREE’ button. You have the option of using your Google account, Microsoft account, Apple account or email address to register.

3. Once the account is created, you will see a ‘Save’ button when you access the extension. Click on it to start the registration process.

4. As you can see below, you will see live transcripts of the meeting. This should prove useful for effectively staying in tune or reviewing important points later. You can also click the “CC” button to open the closed caption panel. Once the meeting is over, click pause button to resume or stop recording.

5. Otter automatically saves the transcript to your account. You can access it from the ‘My conversations‘ available in the left sidebar. Here, you’ll see transcripts of all your recorded Google Meet meetings.

6. You can now open one of the meeting transcripts and choose to share, export as text, audio, or delete. To access the export options, click on the vertical three-dot menu in the upper right corner.

To note: otter mounts Focus on meeting transcripts too, but access to this feature requires a paid plan. You can enjoy a free trial month to try it out if you are interested.

2. Use Tactics

Tactiq is another extension you can use to manage Google Meet transcripts. You even get a highlight tool with Tactiq to help you quickly mark and jump to important segments in the meeting.

1. Download and install Chrome Web Store Tactiq extension. Once the installation is complete, sign in using your Google account.

2. After activating the “Turn on captions” button in Google Meet, you will see the transcripts in a dedicated pop-up window. You can now use the highlight tool to mark important points. To highlight it, just click on a text.

3. Click on the Google Docs icon in the transcription management tool to view output in Google Docs. As mentioned earlier, you will have quick access to your highlights in the Google Docs file.

4. You can also choose to export the transcript directly from the extension without opening Google Docs. To do this, click on the extension and choose ‘Export as’. the available export options are clipboard, text file, Tactiq workspace and Google Docs.

Use transcription tools for Google Meet calls

So these are two tools you can use to transcribe and review Google Meet meetings. Let us know which one you prefer in the comments. Before you go to try them out, be sure to read our article on how you can use custom backgrounds in Google Meet or completely disable Google Meet in Gmail.