Group Transcribe 4+

A Microsoft Garage Product

Microsoft Corporation

    • 4.4 • 56 Ratings
    • Free

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Group Transcribe provides real-time transcription and translation for in-person meetings and conversations. Powered by cutting edge speech and language technology and with a unique multi-device audio input format, the project enables highly accurate speaker attribution so conversation participants can see who said what in their preferred language.

With Group Transcribe, you can join with your phone to follow along in your own language so everyone can be more productive and focused.

Enhanced real-time transcription accuracy:
-Higher accuracy by letting everyone join the conversation from their own phone
-Speaker attribution to see who said what on your device in real time
-Work well even when you’re social distancing
-Supports languages in 80+ locales

Be more productive in your work and study:
-Start a conversation from your phone and easily invite others to join*
-Automatically save the transcript after each session
-Easily share the transcripts with others
-Browse and view your previous transcripts from your home screen

Be more present in a conversation:
-Stay focused without taking notes or pushing-to-talk
-Follow along with the conversation in real-time in your preferred language
-Read the transcript in your language of choice
-Make conversations and meetings accessible

*Each user will need to use their own device within arm’s reach for the highest quality experience

Group Transcribe supports languages spoken in 80+ locales including: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cantonese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malaysian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and more

Group Transcribe is powered by cutting-edge speech and language technology used by Microsoft products such as Office and Teams.

-iOS 12 and up
-Speak into your own device*

Request for User Permission:
-Network access: Group Transcribe needs access to Wi-Fi or mobile data to transcribe or translate speech
-Microphone: Group Transcribe needs microphone access to transcribe and translate the speech. The audio is not stored after the transcription is processed

Contract Summary (
*Group Transcribe app is designed for multi-device conversations.

What’s New

Version 23.10.1

Added notice and details on the retirement of Group Transcribe and its removal from the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

JL2022Rev ,

Excellent app for the hearing impaired, but..

Excellent and essential speech recognition app for the deaf and hearing impaired. I use it many times a day for personal and work related in-person interactions in order to understand what’s being said.

As a person who also suffers from visual impairments, it would be extremely helpful if the text size could be changed by the user allowing for larger text options. The greyed out text (while it is showing words or sentences being processed) is also unnecessarily hard to see. Don’t fade that processing text. I have contacted the Microsoft Accessibility Team regarding these issues numerous times since the release of the app. I would think that these fixes would be easy to implement by the developers, and would benefit many.

Finally, eliminate the foul language censor or make it optional. This is discriminatory for those with hearing impairments.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Keumgang ,

The best captioning tool

I have been using many different captioning tools to compensate my severe hearing loss. I always come back to this one from Microsoft. The ability to pick speech from noisy places or even from say 10 meters away is unbeatable.

It’s clearly on a higher level compared to competitive captioning apps.
An example is using it in the car. As driver to see this captioning working and picking up the speech from others behind me regardless of environmental noise is amazing.
I would love to see one day Microsoft releasing captioning glasses. It would be a big winner. Glasses that are only for captioning, no cameras etc. The technology is all there. Now a matter of putting it together.

cynthia1357 ,

Incredible app for hearing impaired users

Great new app with amazing potential both for business applications and as a tool for hearing-impaired users. Curiously space-hungry though - after transcribing a few conversations the app's size grew enormously, and I couldn't find any way to trim it back down short of uninstalling and reinstalling it. So it might need some bug-fixes for what data it stores on-device. But otherwise a delightful new tool!

App Privacy

The developer, Microsoft Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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