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Google's Pixel Recorder app just got even better with speaker labels

Real-time speaker labeling is now a thing on your Pixel's Recorder app.
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December 2, 2022
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Hadlee Simons / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • Google has started pushing out an update to the Pixel Recorder app.
  • It brings the previously announced speaker labels to the app to identify individual speakers in real time.

Google’s Recorder app for Pixel phones is already one of the best transcription apps you can use, with features like on-device processing, transcript search, and more. It looks like Google is supercharging the app further with speaker labels.

According to 9to5Google, Version 4.2 of Recorder has started rolling out with the new feature via the Google Play Store. The push seems limited, though. I checked, and I still don’t have the version of the app available for my Pixel 7. Then again, it might be a regional issue. You can try this Play Store link to get the updated Recorder app or download it via an APK here.

Once you’re done installing/updating the Recorder app on your Pixel, you’ll be able to record conversations wherein individual speakers are automatically labeled as “Speaker 1,” “Speaker 2,” and so on. The feature works in real-time to identify each speaker. Individual speakers are also distinguished in the recorded transcript with distinct colors and shapes.

Google temporarily stores voice models of the speakers on-device until the transcript’s labeling is complete. They are deleted a few minutes after the process finishes. Once the recording is complete, you’ll be able to assign names to the speaker labels.

It seems the feature has a limitation. 9To5Google notes that it won’t work if your device runs too hot.

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