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🚀 New Features Whereby Embedded

Introducing Session Transcriptions

AUTHOR: The Whereby team

We're excited to announce a significant update to our Whereby Embedded offering, bringing a crucial feature to customers using cloud recording: Session Transcriptions.

This update addresses the increasing need for accessible and efficient session content analysis, especially in the fields of Telehealth and eLearning where documentation and compliance are critically important. At the moment of writing, our Session Transcriptions feature supports 16 languages, and we expect that number to grow.

Generating session transcriptions

After a session is recorded using Whereby-hosted cloud recording — a feature we released last year — a transcription of the session can be generated either manually or programmatically.

Manual transcriptions

You can access all session recordings saved in Whereby-Provided Storage through the “Recordings” page of your customer portal. Find the session that you want to transcribe and choose the "Start transcription" option from the Actions column.

Transcribing may take some time, particularly for recordings exceeding 30 minutes in length. Once the transcript is prepared, it can be downloaded as a .md text file.

Programmatic transcriptions

If you prefer to do this programmatically, that’s possible as well. You can hook onto the recording.finished event, and send a POST /transcriptions request with the recordingId to start the transcription job. More information can be found in the new Transcribing Sessions section in our developer docs.


Transcriptions in Whereby Embedded are a supplementary feature, and are priced at $0.024 for each minute of the transcribed recording.

Note that you need to be a user of our Cloud Recording and Whereby-Provided Storage features in order to be able to generate Session Transcriptions.

Furthermore, you can check the usage of Whereby transcriptions for your current billing term in the Subscription section of your customer portal.

Our commitment to security and privacy

We prioritize data security and privacy. Just like with our cloud recording functionality, our transcription service maintains strict data protection standards, ensuring the confidentiality of all discussions. It’s worth pointing out that transcriptions are not enabled automatically, but are made available on an opt-in basis. As a Whereby customer, you keep complete control over whether you want to enable this feature for your users or not.

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