comscore You will now be able to see auto generated captions in videos on Twitter

Twitter rolls out auto-generated captions feature for videos on Android, iOS and web

The auto-generated caption feature will be available in more than 30 languages including English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Hindi and so on.


Twitter has rolled out a new auto-generated caption feature for videos on the platform. This will help users with hearing disabilities understand the video content better. The auto-generated caption feature will be available on Android, iOS and web in more than 30 languages including English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Hindi and so on. Also Read - Indian govt files request for data of over 2000 Twitter accounts

Twitter has revealed that this feature will only be applicable for new videos uploaded on the platform. The old videos will remain unchanged. The captions will appear on muted videos on both iOS and Android. The Twitter desktop users will get an option switch them on and off. Also Read - Bot attempts to play spoilsport to everyone's favourite passtime; Twitter intervenes

As per a statement by a Twitter spokesperson, users do not have an option to report inaccurate or bad captions as of now. However, the microblogging platform is working on improving the accessibility features, reported The Verge reported.

This feature might come to Twitter’s vertical feed that the company is testing right now.

For the unversed, Twitter is testing on a new TikTok-like format for its ‘Explore’ discovery tab for select users globally, including India. In this test, users will be able to swipe up and see videos, images and even text-based tweets in a vertical format, just like you now see in TikTok or Instagram Reels.

In addition to this, Twitter has also announced that it is testing a one-time warning feature that will let users flag their posts with labels like Nudity, Violence, or Sensitive. Prior to this, users had to mark all their posts under one single label: sensitive. This announcement comes after the company in a blogpost said that it is trying a new human-first approach for reporting content on the website.

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  • Published Date: December 15, 2021 5:07 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 15, 2021 5:12 PM IST

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