Twitter is rolling out automatic captions for videos
Available for all new videos
To make things more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing users on Twitter, the company is currently rolling out a new automatic captioning feature for videos.
The new auto-caption feature will be available globally on iOS, Android, and the web version of the Twitter application. The feature will generate captions for videos in over thirty languages, such as Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, English, and many more.
The auto-captioning feature has some issues, which include only appearing on newer videos uploaded onto the social media platform while older videos will not have any closed-caption on them. The feature will also not allow users to edit and correct captioning if the algorithm generates incorrect captions, unlike auto video captioning on TikTok and Instagram Reels. According to The Verge, a Twitter spokesperson has stated that there isn't a way for users to report any inaccurate captioning on videos, but their team is looking for ways to improve the accessibility features.
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