Google’s Recorder app will soon get an audio editing feature
The new feature on Google Recorder will let you edit out bits of audio and share them without an internet connection.
Amongst other helpful features Google announced last evening at the Launch Night In event for the new Pixel 5, there was an announcement made for an update for the Google Recorder app. Available for the Pixel 2 and newer iterations, the new update will make it a lot easier to search through audio files.
The new update allows you to select a snippet of an audio from a recorded clip and you can either share that or remove that from the larger audio file.
You can also search for specific words in a recorded transcript and delete them. So if you have a habit of using words like - ‘Umm', ‘Ah ok' or the likes during interviews, you can, theoretically, find them and remove them with this new update.
“Since Recorder automatically transcribes every recording, now you can use those transcripts to edit the audio too. Just highlight a sentence to crop or remove its corresponding audio,” Google explained in its blog post.
“To improve searching through your transcripts, smart scrolling will automatically mark important words in longer transcripts so you can quickly jump to the sections you're looking for as you scroll,” the blog adds.
Google says you will be able to use this feature offline in the same way the company's live English transcription feature works without needed internet access.
The new feature was discussed as a part of the new Pixel 5 but it is going to come to older Pixel devices as well in all likelihood.