At the beginning of this month, we reported that Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G packed the transcription-based editor for the Google recorder app that lets you edit/cut/crop the recorded audio straight from the transcript itself.
And it seems like this latest feature of the Google Recorder app is now rolling out for early for all via the Google Play Store. However, note that it is not as widely as you would expect.
This new Google Recorder app transcription-based editor is not rolling out for devices running on Android 10. Moreover, it is a bit messy when used or sideloaded on Android 11 running phones.
So, it is advised that users running Android 10 should pick up the update and Android 11 users should avoid the Google Recorder app update for the time being.
Notably, the reason behind this mess on Android 11 is not clear at the moment. But if you still wish to try out the Google Recorder app transcription-based editor feature, then you can grab the update via APK Mirror.
In fact, this new feature was announced alongside the release of the Pixel 5 smartphone. It uses AI for letting the users edit the words in the automatically-generated transcript.
Google Recorder app shows a scissor icon at the top while reviewing the clips
For those who have updated the app, you will see a 'scissor' icon on top while reviewing the clip. Once you tap on that button, it will bring up the editing interface.
From here, you can select a specific region of the automatically generated transcript. And then choose to edit, remove, or crop it from the recording itself.
It is a brilliant feature for those who often use the Google Recorder app for recording lectures or interviews. You can edit out the un-wanted conversations with ease with this new feature.
Firstly, the Google Recorder app lets you automatically transcribe any recorder conversation and now, you can chop out the unwanted parts of it, it is a pretty nifty feature in our opinion.
Moreover, it also negates the need of listening to the entire conversation or recording in order to crop it out. Furthermore, the Google Recorder app is now rolling out via the Google Play Store.
Note that it should start rolling out for Pixel devices in the next several weeks. The good thing for those eyeing the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G is that it will come pre-installed on both the devices.
One of the reasons which Android Police deduced is that Android 11 might be looking for a new signatures scheme that may be missing. This is just a guess and wild speculation.
You can grab the latest version of the Google Recorder app with a transcription-based editor from the below button that will redirect you to the Google Play Store.