Automated transcription service Otter is making some big changes to its choices for each free and paying clients. Mostly, the corporate is downgrading its options — decreasing the variety of audio imports users could make; the size of audio they will transcribe every month, and so forth — although it is giving free users access to some new instruments.
One of the most important adjustments, although, is that free users will not have the opportunity to access their full again catalogue of recordings. Instead, they’ll solely have access to the newest 25. The relaxation will likely be “archived” — that is, they’ll nonetheless exist on Otter’s servers, however users can have to both delete different conversations to access them, or pay to improve to Otter’s “pro” plan.
This and different adjustments to the service will kick in on September twenty seventh, so any free users with greater than 25 recordings might want to obtain their again catalogue earlier than then. After September twenty seventh, free users will nonetheless have the opportunity to access these recordings (by downloading then deleting audio recordsdata one after the other) however it’ll be extra of a problem.
You can see the total vary of adjustments within the picture above, and Otter also has a useful FAQ on what’s completely different. The common upshot, although, appears to be that the corporate has been too beneficiant to users, and now wants to nudge extra individuals onto its paid plan (which: truthful sufficient! They’ve acquired to generate profits one way or the other).
It’s not all unhealthy information, although: Otter is giving some new methods to free users too, together with access to an auto-join function for conferences and free AI-generated summaries of recordings. These options had been first added for paid users earlier this year, as a part of Otter’s plan to place itself not simply as a transcription device, however as a multi-purpose work hub.