Otter: Transcription with Zoom

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After you have successfully completed the Account Setup process, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with the Otter interface and how to use it with Zoom. In this article you will learn about:

Otter Interface in Zoom

Once setup is complete, the "Live on Otter.ai" button will appear in the top-left corner of the Zoom window for all meetings that you create and host. Clicking the Live button and selecting View Stream on Otter.ai will open a new browser window showing the live transcript from the Otter website.

screenshot of zoom showing view live stream on otter button

You and your meeting participants can arrange the Zoom and Otter live transcription windows so they are both visible, and side-by-side on your desktop.

screenshot showing otter AI transcript window side by side with Zoom

During the meeting, your participants are able to view the transcription, copy it for later use, highlight certain words or request access to view the transcript later. Once the host ends the meeting, participants will no longer be able to view the transcript unless the meeting creator explicitly shares it. A popup will appear on the participant's screen stating that the live event has ended.

screenshot of otter transcript page with event has ended popup

Note: Otter does not currently support Zoom breakout rooms. The live transcription stream will remain active in the main Zoom room throughout the meeting.

Next, learn about How to turn Otter Off / On.

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