Twitter, approximately one year after its announcement, is finally launching automatic captions for voice tweets. So the next time you see a voice tweet you will be able to see the captions if you prefer.
Twitter to add automatic captions for voice tweets
It’s been more than a year and the company finally announces that captions are coming to voice tweets. So if you play a new voice tweet from the web version of Twitter, you will notice that CC is added. By simply pressing this button you will be activating automatic captions.
First, you will see in parentheses a message informing you that the captions are auto-generated by Microsoft, and then you will see that they will follow the audio. Of course, you can choose to disable this option. And if you’re the one creating the voice tweet, you’ll see that nothing changes in the process of recording the audio. The subtitles are automatically generated in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, among other languages.
One detail to keep in mind is that the subtitles will only appear in new voice tweets. So do not look for this option in the old voice tweets because the subtitles will not be available.
Recall that in September 2020, Twitter announced that it was creating new teams, which would focus on providing accessibility tools and features, to improve the experience for all users within the platform.
And one of the first goals announced was the addition of captions to voice tweets. We have already seen captions available on Twitter Spaces, and now they are already being implemented on voice tweets.