Expanding voice typing and automatic captions to additional browsers

Currently users can edit their documents in Google Docs or edit speaker notes in Google Slides by using their voice. Users can also turn on automatic captions to display the speakers’ words in real time while presenting in Slides. These features have previously been available using the latest version of Google Chrome only.

Starting today, we’re expanding support for voice typing and captions features to additional browsers, such as Edge and Safari. When a user turns on voice typing or captions, the web browser controls the speech-to-text service, determines how speech is processed, and then sends text data to Google Docs and Google Slides.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why it’s important

This launch leads to more inclusive and accessible user interactions within Docs and Slides for more users.

Additional details

These features are available only on desktop.

Getting started

  • Admins: Admins can control which web browsers are supported in their domain. Certain browsers may offer browser level controls for disabling the Web Speech API.
  • End users:
    • When enabling this feature for the first time, you may see the following notice: Expanding voice typing and automatic captions to additional browsers

Rollout pace


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, Google Workspace Individual subscribers, and users with personal Google accounts

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