How Do I Transcribe a Meeting in Google Meet?

How Do I Transcribe a Meeting in Google Meet?
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Virtual meetings have become an integral part of the culture in remote work environments, allowing teams to connect and collaborate from any location.

However, the downside of virtual meetings is that they can sometimes be challenging to follow, especially if you miss essential pieces of information.

Transcription services are a great solution to this problem, allowing you to turn your meetings into written records that are easy to review and share.

Google Meet is just one of the many tools for transcribing your meetings. In 2020, Google Meet reported an increase of  3 million new users daily. The app particularly empowers schools and workplaces with numerous advantages.

We will guide you through the process of transcribing your Google Meet meetings.

Additionally, we will explore other human transcription services available, enabling you to choose the best option for your specific needs.

So, whether you're looking for a quick and easy way to transcribe your meetings or a more personalized approach, we've got you covered.

Google Meet and Its Features

Google Meet competes with Zoom and Microsoft Teams in quality audio and video streaming sessions. Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced in April 2020 that Meet had reached 100 million daily users. Meet consistently adds new features to compete with its rivals.

You can use Google Meet to share files such as spreadsheets and images within a connected community. As many as 500 people can join a video call from your organization's inner or outer circles.

One of the standout features of Google Meet is its transcription feature-a function that enables users to transcribe their meetings in real time.

The transcription feature in Google Meet uses Google's advanced speech recognition technology to transcribe the spoken words of a meeting’s participants into text.

To activate the transcription feature, users can click the "captions" button in the bottom right-hand corner of their meeting screen.

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Disadvantages of Using Google Meet's AI- Based Transcription Service

Even though Google Meet offers the beneficial option to transcribe the speakers at your meetings, there are certain drawbacks to consider.

Getting an automated transcription may seem like an efficient and cutting-edge solution, but there's a good chance the results will be riddled with errors if unchecked by a human.

AI transcription technology isn't fully accurate in detecting meaning or intent from speech.

In contrast, human transcriptionists provide a foolproof option because they can analyze and verify spoken words that AI software has yet to achieve fully. Here's a breakdown of the disadvantages that Google Meet presents:

a). Accuracy of the Transcription

  • Misunderstanding and Misinterpretation: Speech can be full of slang, jargon, and innuendos that the automation software may not be programmed to understand.
  • Inability to recognize certain accents or dialects: Languages have regional and subcultural dialects too complex for transcription software to recognize.

b). Speaker Identification

  • Difficulty identifying speakers: A human can match voices with names better than voice recognition software.
  • Inability to differentiate between speakers with similar voices: As the software determines speaker identification by audio frequencies, a human would have a more accurate presentation of speakers whose voices are similar in frequency."

c). Background Noise

  • Impact of background noise on transcription accuracy: Crowd noise and machinery in the background can make foreground content challenging to hear or decipher.
  • Difficulty in filtering background noise: When unwanted background noise dominates an environment, even the best audio production tools may be unable to filter it out.

d). Language Support

  • Limitations of language support: Google Meet only supports a few dozen languages, making it challenging to utilize for global meetings.

Overcome the Limitations of Automated Google Meeting Transcription by Using GMR Transcription

GMR Transcription protects your privacy with encryption while transcribing your digital files the same day, the next day, or for later use.

We only use human transcribers skilled at transcription based in the United States. That way, you know a specialist has reviewed the text to present it in its most accurate form.

Our service makes uploading video and audio files to our platform easy. For example, you can use our web linking feature to import files. We can transcribe multiple speakers, including speakers who have strong accents.

Get High-Quality Transcripts of Your Google Meet Recordings from GMR Transcription

First register/login on our website, then follow these simple steps to get high-quality transcripts:

  • Upload your voice files to our secured server
  • Feel at ease as our team transcribes your files
  • You will be notified when the transcript is ready
  • Pay for the document
  • Receive the transcript either by email or a link in your account

How Much Does Google Meeting Transcription Cost?

The cost for a Google Meeting transcription will depend on whether it's an audio-only or an audio-visual (video) file. Additionally, the recording quality, the number of speakers, and turnaround time can increase your transcription cost.

GMR Transcription offers affordable rates for transcription services depending on the number of speakers and turnaround time.

For clear audio with up to two speakers, same-day service costs $3.50 per minute, while next-day service costs $3.00 per minute. The rates for three or more speakers are $4.00 per minute for same-day service and $3.50 per minute for next-day service.

In the case of difficult audio conditions, additional charges may apply.

However, you can save on transcription costs by opting for a longer turnaround time. For example, you can receive a discounted rate of $1.25 per minute for up to two speakers when you allow for a three or four-week turnaround period.


GMR Transcription uses 100% human transcriptionists based in the United States. Unlike automated voice recognition technology, which often struggles with recognizing accents, dialects, and context, human transcriptionists can identify these nuances, resulting in a more accurate and contextual transcript.

Moreover, with GMR Transcription, you are guaranteed a 99% accuracy rate. We always take extensive measures to ensure that your data is always kept safe and secure.

Finally, with over 17 years of experience, our team has a proven track record of delivering high-quality transcription services to businesses and individuals across a wide range of industries.

Contact us at GMR Transcription Services, Inc., when you need fast and accurate human-generated transcriptions.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.