How do I enable subtitles in a Twitter video?
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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter has announced a new feature: The ability to enable or disable subtitles on its video player. This is an important accessibility feature that makes it easy for people with hearing loss to watch videos on Twitter.
How to Enable Closed Captions on Twitter
In June 2022, Twitter announced that after two months of testing, it had implemented a captioning button allowing its users to switch between captions when watching videos on its platform.
The CC button appears in the top corner of a video if it has captions.
Subtitles or not, it’s now easier to choose for some of you on iOS, and soon on Android.
On videos that have subtitles available, we are testing the option to disable/enable subtitles with a new “CC” button. pic.twitter.com/Q2Q2Wmr78U-
Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 22, 2022
This last point is essential. Videos will need to be accompanied by a caption file in order for the captions to appear. It would be amazing if Twitter could offer this possibility on a large scale, alongside an automated captioning system – something YouTube has offered for a long time. Still, it’s a step in the right direction, which hearing-impaired users and, honestly, hearing users are sure to appreciate.
Who hasn’t turned on the subtitles while watching a movie or TV show to better hear the actors mumbling in a loud scene?
Who can enable subtitles?
Twitter said the closed caption button is now available for all iOS users and will soon be available for Android users. You will also see it on the web.
Written by Maggie Tillman.