Live transcription for every video conferencing or streaming platform

Irina Peregud Blog
Published in
3 min readMay 20, 2021


Yes, you read that right! Now you can use Colibri to automatically transcribe any online meeting, podcast, video, or live-streaming event as it happens.

You can use Colibri with Google Meet, Whereby, Webex, YouTube, Hopin, and just about every other video conferencing or streaming platform that works in your browser.

You can start live transcription in seconds. Just open your audio source in a Chrome tab, then open Colibri in another tab, and click the REC button. Colibri piggy-backs on Chrome browser’s screen sharing capabilities to capture your audio — no plugins or downloads are needed.

Live transcription for a Whereby meeting in Chrome

If you are a Windows user, you can do even more. You can transcribe any audio played by your computer, either in a browser or desktop application. For example, if you have a meeting in the Zoom or MS Teams desktop app, you’ll be able to record and transcribe it using Colibri.

Watch this video to see how it works:

Don’t miss anything, don’t forget anything

There’s nothing worse than watching a great presentation or having a productive meeting and leaving the best ideas to vanish once it ends. If you don’t take notes, it’s likely that ideas, decisions, and important details will be forgotten over time. Our brains can’t record everything and remember it forever. With Colibri, you can get a complete record of everything you’ve heard.

Colibri transcripts make it easy to recall information you have forgotten. You can search across all your recordings or within one transcript by keyword and quickly find what you need.

Benefits of live transcription

Unlike so many other voice-to-text solutions, Colibri works in real time. You can see everything you say and hear as text on your screen and share the live transcription with others.

Live transcription has three major benefits:

First, it allows you to highlight key moments of a conversation in real time to quickly review them later.

Second, you don’t have to wait for your file to be transcribed. The transcript is ready as soon as the recording stops, so you can review, edit and share it with others right away.

Third, you can share live transcription with people with impaired hearing and those who don’t speak English as their first language, so they can read what was said and feel more confident about understanding the details. By adding live captions to your real-time media broadcasts you can make your live audio content accessible to over 28 million Americans who have a substantial hearing loss.

Whether you want to document your team calls, turn your podcasts into blog posts, easily take notes during an online class, or help others better understand the details of a conversation — you can achieve your goals with Colibri.

Try Colibri for free

If you haven’t tried Colibri yet, now is a great time to start. Create your free Colibri account here:

If you’d like to learn more, check out these step-by-step instructions:

Demo video

How to transcribe any audio in the Chrome browser,

How to transcribe system audio on a Windows PC

We hope you love it! Please reach out to us with any questions or feedback.

The Colibri Team



Irina Peregud Blog

Building an AI note-taking & transcription app to transform team meetings, customer calls, webinars, and any other audio content into insightful notes.