How to Enable Closed Captioning in Zoom


Must be running Zoom Client (App) 5.0.2 or higher.

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  1. In a Zoom meeting that you are the host of, click Closed Caption or Live Transcript button from the task bar
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Enable Auto-Transcription: Allows the computer to provide live transcription.
    • Assign a participant to type: Allows you to assign a user to type out the Closed Captioning
    • I will type: Opens the closed captioning window for you to manually type closed captions.

Tips for using Live Captions:

To make sure your live captions are as accurate as possible:

  • Speak clearly, slowly, and directly into the mic. As your distance from the mic increases, captions may become less accurate.

  • Avoid locations with background noise.

  • Avoid having multiple people speak at the same time.

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