A new feature is peeking into Instagram Stories. Following the same dynamic that we have already seen in other services that offer accessibility features, Instagram is opening the possibility of adding captions.
A function that will work automatically once the corresponding sticker is activated.
New feature to add captions to Instagram stories
The dynamics to apply this new feature are simple, as it is only necessary to follow the same steps we use with the rest of the stickers. Once you create your story, you look for the “Captions” sticker to enable all the options to customize the captions for your video.
In the video shared by Navarre, you can see up to four different styles that combine different text and sizes, but there is also a color palette available. So depending on the background shown in the video, you can choose a font color that is readable for everyone.
Once you configure this detail, Instagram will do the rest by automatically activating the subtitles transcribing the audio. An excellent option so that all users can follow your stories, even those who are hearing impaired.
At the moment, this feature seems to be available to a few users, so it is not yet known if it is one of Instagram’s many tests or a feature that it is gradually extending to all users. So we will have to wait to see how accurate this new captioning system offered by Instagram can be.
On the other hand, another detail that has not yet been confirmed is whether this new Instagram feature will only be available in English, or other languages will be included in its launch.