Almost without anyone noticing, the word “Zoom” became part of our lexicon. It is both a noun—“I use Zoom for class”—as well as verb—“I have to Zoom my classmates.” We fit Zoom into the English language, which only solidified its place in our lives. But when it comes to using Zoom for business, there are parts of the video platform that are not apparent, especially when it comes to interpreting on Zoom.
Interpreting on Zoom and Security
Zoom gained traction for being in the right place at the right time. This overnight phenomena, however, is also Zoom’s greatest problem. The surge in users has resulting in Zoom bombing, privacy revelations and other security issues. Zoom’s ease of use and reliability made it seem like a godsend. Its security issues, however, has led some to be skeptical of Zoom’s virtual interpreting services. Especially in confidential matters related to health or law.
Zoom has worked hard to be better, and the quantity of people interpreting on Zoom proves this. However, this might be a case of too little too late. There are also other companies moving in on a market Zoom seemed to have cornered. Microsoft, for instance, has a video conferencing platform that can go toe-to-toe with Zoom as far as speed, ease of access, and reliability are concerned. In reality, Microsoft and other companies of its caliber might be better equipped to handle problems as they arise.
Interpreting on Zoom in the Digital Age
Zoom interpretation has became a key component of our lives. It is used widely for remote interpreting—people use it for interpreting for meetings, interpreting for webinars, and other types of online interpreting services. An online interpreter creates a zoom translation on their own audio channel. Participants can listen to the translated audio, as well as the original audio at a lower volume if they wish. It is an incredibly useful tool. But it also has multiple drawbacks.
Drawbacks aside, Zoom will likely stick around in one form or another and so will interpreting on Zoom. As businesses move forward, they will always look for ways to incorporate the highest quality of virtual interpreting services available.