Enabling or Disabling Live Caption in Google Chrome

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This article provides instructions on how to turn on or off the ‘Live Caption’ feature in the Google Chrome browser. ‘Live Caption’ automatically generates captions for English audio and video within the browser. The feature is based on Windows’ Live Caption, which must be activated for it to work in Chrome. Activating it involves a…

This article explains how to turn ‘Live CaptionOn or Off in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It and Microsoft Edge share the same codebase. They are practically identical in basic functionalities, using browsing activities, including history and other browsing data, to provide personalized ads, search, shopping, and news.

Your Google Chrome browser has a built-in ‘Live Caption‘ feature that automatically creates captions for English audio and video without leaving the device.

Chrome Live Caption feature uses Windows’ Live Caption that can be turned on with the WINDOWS + CTRL + L keyboard shortcut or from the Accessibility flyout under Quick Settings.

You must turn on Windows Live Caption to use it in Chrome. When you turn Live Caption on in Google, it will automatically turn it on in Windows.

Enable or disable Live Caption in Google Chrome

As mentioned above, users can turn Live Caption on or off in Google Chrome to automatically create captions for English audio and video without leaving the device.

It is based on Windows Live Caption and can be turned on or off with the WINDOWS + CTRL + L keyboard shortcut or from the Accessibility flyout under Quick Settings.

Here’s how to turn Live Caption on or off in Chrome.

First, open the Google Chrome browser.

Then click on the Customize and Control (3 vertical dots button) in the top right corner and select Settings.

Google Chrome use Windows Hello autofill passwords
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the Accessibility link on the left.

Turn Live Caption on or off in Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge browser privacy search and services page

On the right, select the “Live Caption” tile on the Accessibility page.

Users can also use the URL below in the address bar to go directly to the Accessibility page in Chrome.

chrome://settings/accessibility

Next, toggle the Live Caption button to the On or Off position to enable or disable.

Turn Live Caption on or off in Google Chrome

When you turn it on the first time, Chome will download its Live Caption language pack. After that, audio and video will show live captions in English within your web browser.

You can customize the caption size and style for Live Caption. Some apps and sites will also use this setting. Click the Caption preferences link in Chrome to access Windows’ Live Caption settings page.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn Live Caption on or off in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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