OnePlus runs a beta program of its OxygenOS variant of Android, and occasionally that includes upcoming features. In a new forum post from the company, OnePlus put the call out for beta testers for Live Translation captions inside video calls. That sounds more useful than ever right now.
Naturally, being a beta program, there are a few catches before you can join. Unsurprisingly, you’ll need a OnePlus phone, specifically a OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, or 7T Pro. And you’ll need to be on the latest OxygenOS Beta, so that’s your first step if you’re not already rockin’ the betas.
You’ll also need a OnePlus forum account, and to fill out a survey for the beta (which links back to your account). If you’re lucky enough to be chosen, you’ll leave feedback through your forum account.
The Live Translation feature supports English, French, German, Hindi, and Chinese. And while some specific apps like Skype support a similar feature, the OnePlus take works in multiple video calling apps, like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The company says it should work in any video calling app you use.
Once chosen, you can turn the feature on in Settings > Utilities > OnePlus Laboratory > Instant translation. You’ll also have to set your language and the language of the person you’re calling. Hopefully, that gets automated over time.
If your interested, head to the OnePlus forums to learn more.