Google adds speaker captions to transcriptions made by the popular Pixel Recorder app

9to5Google says that version 4.2 of the app is now available through the Google Play Store, and one of the new features it adds is speaker stickers. So what are shelf labels and what are they used for? They “automatically detect and classify each speaker during check-in”. It is important that you know exactly who said what when you read the text. Different speakers will appear in the lyrics such as Speaker 1, Speaker 2, Speaker 3, etc. Users will be able to assign a name to each speaker.

Each speaker will also be assigned a different color and material that you cast. Google It adds: “Speech patterns are cached on the device until placement of speaker tags for your transcription is complete and then deleted (usually within minutes). The speaker tags are stored in your transcription and updated by you.”

It’s worth noting that Google says the speaker stickers won’t work if your phone gets too hot (oh, fellow Pixel 6 Pro users). After updating to version 4.2, you will see a new button in the right corner of the app recorder’s user interface, allowing you to quickly enable or disable speaker tags. This can also be controlled in the settings.

Each time a new speaker speaks, they start a new line of transcription. And by tapping Edit Speaker Labels, you’ll be able to name each speaker, split text from a specific location, and assign a clip to an existing speaker. The update also changed the microphone settings, so you can choose to record using the phone’s microphone or an external microphone (including one on a Bluetooth accessory).

We will add that the update is not yet available worldwide. To see if it can be installed from the Play Store, open the Google Recorder app menu on the Android App Store interface and scroll down to app info. The version number is the first line, and remember you want to see version 4.2 or later.

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