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Otter.ai Releases New Experiences For Collaboration, Productivity

Otter.ai releases new features including a more centralized home feed, actionable workflow tools and one-click screen captures.

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Otter.ai, the intelligence transcription service that has aligned itself with collaboration platforms to provide interactive notes of meetings, now includes new features including a more centralized home feed, automatic outlines, actionable workflow tools and one-click screen captures.

The Mountain View, Calif. company announced the updates Tuesday, calling it the new Otter, with iOS and Android updates coming in the weeks ahead.

The company says the new updates are designed to streamline communication for smarter, more collaborative and productive meetings with the new features, including a redesigned home feed designed as a one-stop shop for meetings and post-meeting actions.

Users can use the new home feed to access important shared conversations, meeting highlights, comments and tagged action items, as well as searchable notes.

The new experience also allows users to connect their Google or Outlook calendars to Otter to see upcoming meetings and directly join meetings and schedule Otter to take meeting notes. The calendar can also be used to revisit a past conversation.

The company is also releasing Meeting Gems, a new feature that turns meetings into actionable workflows. These workflows can be generated directly from meetings by highlighting snippets within the notes, and can then be used to assign action items, add comments or ask questions.

Otter.ai is also releasing Automatic Outline, a new feature that will create a meeting summary curated and displayed in the Outline panel so colleagues can access a summary of what was discussed.

Finally, the company announced one-click screen captures for visual references to allow users to add a meeting slide or other images presented in virtual meetings directly to the Otter notes.

These updates will roll out over the next few weeks for Otter Business users, finishing in May 2022. They will see a pop-up introducing the new experience and can choose to immediately update or update later via the homepage.

This article originally appeared on Commercial Integrators’ sister-site MyTechDecisions.com.