With effect from today, Twitter will be adding automatic captions for videos. Auto captions will be available on web, iOS and Android in over thirty languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Hindi and many more.
However, there’s one significant catch with the automatic captions: they’ll only appear on new videos uploaded to Twitter. Old videos that don’t have captions still won’t have them. There’s also no way to report inaccurate or bad captions, a Twitter spokesperson tells The Verge, though they say “we’re always looking at ways to improve our accessibility features.”
While Twitter’s support for captions on videos is new, the company had already added live captions to Spaces, its Clubhouse-like audio room product.
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