(Pocket-lint) – Twitter has introduced a brand new function: The power to show captions on or off on its video participant. This is a vital accessibility function that enables the listening to impaired group to simply watch movies on Twitter.
Find out how to activate closed captions on Twitter
In June 2022, Twitter introduced that, after two months of testing, it has rolled out a closed caption button that may enable its customers to toggle captions when watching movies on its platform.
The CC button exhibits up within the high nook of a video if it has captions out there.
Video captions or no captions, it’s now simpler to decide on for a few of you on iOS, and shortly on Android.
On movies which have captions out there, we’re testing the choice to show captions off/on with a brand new “CC” button. pic.twitter.com/Q2Q2Wmr78U
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) April 22, 2022
That last bit is key. Videos will need a captions file attached in order to surface captions. It’d be amazing if Twitter could offer this widely alongside an automated caption system – something YouTube has long offered. Still, it’s a step in the right direction, and something that hearing-impaired and honestly even hearing users will surely welcome.
Who hasn’t turned on captions while watching a movie or show to better hear the actors mumbling in a noisy scene?
Who can turn on closed captions?
Twitter said the closed caption button is now available for everyone on iOS and is coming to Android users. You’ll also see it on the web.
Writing by Maggie Tillman.