Google Duo is preparing to officially receive the Caption Messages function on its mobile apps: the confirmation comes directly from the Mountain View company, which a few hours ago used the official Twitter account @madebygoogle to announce its availability.
We talked about the Caption Messages functionality for the first time at the end of February and then at the beginning of April, when XDA colleagues were able to activate it manually and understand how it works.
As anticipated, the function serves to automatically show subtitles for recorded video and audio messages and can therefore be used as a real accessibility tool particularly useful for the deaf and hard of hearing.
In a noisy place? No problem. Captions are now available on Google Duo, so you won’t miss a word of your video and voice messages. https://t.co/jqEvy9Vyn7 pic.twitter.com/gq5Z2ntn5P
– Made by Google (@madebygoogle) August 19, 2020
To tell the truth, the functionality is not currently available (at least in Italy) and it is not clear if it will be released over the next few days through a specific update or if a server-side activation will be sufficient.
However, a company spokesperson confirmed ad Android Police that subtitles will be available on both the Android version of Google Duo and the iOS version. We therefore leave you at the respective links to download the latest versions from the respective stores.
- Google Duo | Android | Google Play Store, Free
- Google Duo | iOS | App Store, Free