Google NotebookLM is Now Available Globally


Google has announced the global expansion of NotebookLM. In addition, its AI-powered note-taking assistant to over 200 new countries nearly six months after its initial release in the U.S. The AI-powered note-taking assistant uses Google multimodal LLM Gemini 1.5 Pro. Further, the company has updated it with new features and languages. Additionally, it will help more people use AI to generate summaries and ask questions based on their documents.

Global Expansion and Language Support by Google

Expansion: NotebookLM now supports over 200 new countries and territories. In addition, it includes Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K., among others.


Language Support: The company has broadened the interface language support for the AI-assisted app to 108 languages. In addition, it includes Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Cantonese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, and Hinglish. It also supports sources and chats in 38 languages. Additionally, it includes Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, and Spanish.

Features and Capabilities

Document Understanding: NotebookLM uses AI to help generate summaries and answer questions from documents, transcripts, notes, and other sources that users can upload. Google has upgraded it to use Gemini Pro, Google best model for scaling across a wide range of tasks. In addition, it will help with document understanding and reasoning.


Content Sources: Google has expanded the platform offerings to include the ability to source content from Google Slides and web URLs, in addition to the existing support for Google Docs, PDFs, and text files. This allows users to create notes, ask questions about the content in their documents, or explore online material.

Citations and Note Transformation: NotebookLM now includes inline citations to help users look at supporting passages in their sources, fact-check AI-generated responses, and read the original text for more context. It also comes with a Notebook Guide, which helps convert content into various formats, such as FAQs, briefing documents, or study guides.


User Privacy and Future Integrations by Google

User Privacy: Google does not use any data users upload on NotebookLM to train its algorithms. This ensures that user data stays private to them, even when using the platform with work or school documents.

Future Integrations: Some early users anticipated support for traditional note-taking apps like Evernote and Google Keep. However, Google has indicated that it wants to focus on the product’s core value before expanding integrations. In the future, these types of integrations may become more common.



The global rollout of NotebookLM, powered by Google’s Gemini model, will likely position it against other platforms. In addition, they offer similar AI-powered tools. Most platforms charge for their services. However, Google offers this service for free, leveraging its heft in the industry. Overall, NotebookLM aims to be a powerful tool for users to generate summaries, ask questions, and transform their content into various formats, all based on the sources they select.

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