How To Add Interpretation On Zoom

Zoom is a widely used video conferencing tool that enables users to communicate with others from a distance. What distinguishes Zoom is its functionality to incorporate interpretation services in meetings and webinars. This article will cover the process of integrating interpretation services on Zoom.

Step 1: Enable Interpretation Feature

The first step in adding interpretation on Zoom is to enable the interpretation feature. To do this, log in to your Zoom account and go to the “Settings” tab. From there, select “Meetings” and then “In-meeting (Advanced)”. Scroll down until you see the “Interpretation” section and make sure it is enabled.

Step 2: Create an Interpreter Role

Once you have enabled the interpretation feature, you will need to create an interpreter role. This can be done by going back to the “Settings” tab and selecting “User Management”. From there, select “Roles” and then “Create a New Role”. Give the new role a name such as “Interpreter” and make sure it has the necessary permissions to use the interpretation feature.

Step 3: Assign Interpreters

After creating the interpreter role, you will need to assign interpreters to your meetings. To do this, go back to the “Settings” tab and select “Meetings”. From there, select “Interpretation” and then “Assign Interpreters”. You can add as many interpreters as you need for your meeting.

Step 4: Start a Meeting

Once you have assigned interpreters to your meeting, you are ready to start the meeting. When you start a meeting, you will see an option to enable interpretation services. Click on this option and select the language that you want to interpret. You can also choose which participants will receive the interpreted audio.

Step 5: Monitor Interpretation

During the meeting, you can monitor the interpretation by going to the “Interpretation” tab in the Zoom toolbar. From there, you can see which interpreters are currently active and which participants are receiving the interpreted audio.


Adding interpretation on Zoom is a simple process that can make your meetings more inclusive and accessible to all participants. By following these steps, you can ensure that everyone can fully participate in your Zoom meetings and webinars.