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Copy text from physical paper to your computer using Google Lens app

Google Lens app is launching a new productivity feature. This feature will help users copy-paste text from paper notes and documents to another signed-in device with Chrome using Google Lens app on their smartphone. All users need to do is select text with Lens and tap “copy to computer” to quickly paste it on another signed-in device with Chrome.

In its blog post, Google wrote:

“This is great for quickly copying handwritten notes (if you write neatly!) and pasting it on your laptop without having to retype them all.”

Copying text to your computer requires the latest version of Chrome, and for both devices to be signed into the same Google account.

Over the last few months, Google has also witnessed a surge in searches for “learn a new language.” The Google Lens app allows users to translate words in Spanish, Chinese, and more than 100 other languages, by pointing your camera at the text.

You can also use the Google Lens app to practice words or phrases that are difficult to say. Select the text with Lens and tap the new Listen button to hear it read out loud. Now with in-line Google Search results, you can select complex phrases or words to quickly learn more.

These features are rolling out today. Meanwhile, the Listen feature which already is available on Android is coming soon to iOS.

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When will Reliance Jio launch the JioMeet app?

At the moment, if there’s one thing the nation probably wants to know, it’s this: When will Reliance Jio launch the JioMeet app? Be it on various Internet forums or social media websites, everybody (myself included) wants to know the same thing. Ever since Reliance Jio announced its plans to enter India’s not-so-crowded video-conferencing space, I wasn’t surprised since folks over at Jio know exactly what, when, and how to deliver.

JioMeet launch date, confirmed features and everything else you need to know

Where there’s a demand, there’s a supply and the demand for video-conferencing apps continues to increase these days, courtesy of work-from-home transition in large numbers. So, Jio’s timing couldn’t be any better. But the question remains unanswered…

When will the Jio Meet app be launched in India?

From what it looks like, the JioMeet app should arrive in India pretty soon. The app is ready to rock and roll since it was briefly available to download on the Play Store, as we mentioned in our video, podcast, and earlier story. The most recent version of the JioMeet app briefly became available on Google Play Store on April 27 (according to the APKPure listing), three days before Jio’s official announcement while announcing the company’s quarterly earnings.

According to the JioMeet app update history, the initial test version of the app was released on January 3, 2019. It seems like the JioMeet app has been in development for more than a year. Well, chances are that Jio may be putting together the remaining pieces of the puzzle and testing the stability and performance of the JioMeet app.

Meanwhile, The Next Crunch will continue to track the development around the JioMeet app launch.

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JioMeet launch date, confirmed features and everything else you need to know

JioMeet is an upcoming enterprise video and remote communication service which is going to allow up to 100 users to connect over the video call at the same time. While announcing the company’s quarterly earnings, Jio revealed its plan specific to video calling service which is going to compete against Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.

In its press release, Jio said – Jio platforms to launch a nationwide video platform called JioMeet. Jio did not offer the exact launch timeline. But we can expect JioMeet app to be launched pretty soon across Android, iOS and web.

The app was briefly spotted on Google Play Store but as of writing this story, the app listing has apparently been taken down. This is an indication that the JioMeet app is ready to go live anytime now.

JioMeet free and paid versions

JioMeet will be a mix of enterprise and individual communication platform. It will let users choose between free and paid versions. The free version of JioMeet is going to offer features that are similar to video-calling functionality on the company’s existing JioChat app. JioMeet free version will also allow up to five users to connect over the call, much like JioChat.

Features of JioMeet paid versions

Now, let’s talk about the features of JioMeet paid, enterprise version. Business users can call up to 100 people. They can easily share conference links with their co-workers through email, SMS, or other messaging apps. Users can call pre-registered video conference (VC) systems. They can even join a conference without having to sign up or log in using mobile apps or Chrome browser. Jio also says all meetings are PIN protected. So we can expect Jio is making the password-protection mandatory for all meetings.

JioMeet is going to offer host controls. For example, if you are a host, you can easily control the participants’ audio and video feeds. Similar to Zoom, JioMeet hosts can selectively disconnect participants or end the entire meeting.

The work-from-home transition has resulted in companies around the world relying heavily on remote communication services. Recently, Google rebranded Hangouts as Google Meet to streamline its branding and to swiftly divert their focus towards enterprise communication.

Over the past few weeks, consumption of enterprise video communication apps and services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams continue to witness an increase in overall consumption.