Twitter’s closed caption toggle is now out there on iOS and Android

Twitter has announced {that a} button to toggle captions for its video participant is now out there for everybody on iOS and Android. The button, which reveals up within the top-right nook of the video if it has captions out there, enables you to select whether or not you need to see written descriptions. Twitter started testing this feature in April, however it was solely out there to a restricted variety of iPhone customers.

For years, whether or not subtitles present up or not in your cell gadget has been decided by a wide range of elements, like in the event you’ve turned closed captions on in your telephone’s accessibility settings, or in the event you’re watching the video along with your pontificate. Whereas these are nonetheless taken into consideration, now you may simply flip them on or off everytime you need, similar to you already might on Twitter’s web site and plenty of different video platforms.

If you wish to see an instance of the toggle, you may take a look at The Verge’s tweet with a trailer for our Netflix present, which has a captions file connected. Employees members right here have been capable of see the toggle on each iPhones and Android telephones, although it could possibly be a bit glitchy — generally captions merely wouldn’t seem, and urgent the button often froze the video.

In an electronic mail to The Verge, Twitter spokesperson Shaokyi Amdo stated the button “will solely present up on movies with captions already out there, and isn’t associated to the automated caption system.” Hopefully, the toggle being out there to everybody will encourage anybody importing a video to Twitter to contemplate including captions.


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