Twitter closed caption toggle lets you choose whether you want to see written descriptions. (REUTERS)


Twitter’s Closed Caption toggle will now help iOS and Android users see the written description while playing a video on the app. A post on the Twitter support handle read, “The choice is yours now: Closed Caption Toggle is now available for everyone on iOS and Android! Tap the “CC” button on a video with captions available to turn on/off captions.

As The Verge reports, the micro-blogging site recently announced that a button to toggle captions for its video player is now available to everyone on iOS and Android.

The button, which appears in the top-right corner of the video if it has captions available, lets you choose whether you want to see the written description.

last April, Twitter confirmed that it began testing a ‘CC’ button to provide text captions on every video posted to the platform, but it was only available to a limited number of iPhone users.

Twitter released several additional updates to the platform this year. The social media platform rolled out a new update to make it easier for users to report potentially bad tweets. In this regard, Twitter offered an update regarding tweet warnings for sensitive videos and photos to make consumers feel more comfortable and secure.

Until recently, Twitter supported CEA-style captions in a limited capacity that are enabled when a user turns on closed captioning via the Accessibility settings on their Android or iOS device.

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If the video you’re watching has subtitles, you’ll be able to watch them on iOS and Android if your device’s sound is turned off, or by clicking the “CC” toggle on the web. By default, subtitles will be hidden when the video is expanded, as this action enables voice playback.

How do .srt subtitles work?

  • Click on a video in your Media Studio library.
  • Select the “Subtitles” tab in the pop-up window.
  • Select the text language of your subtitle file from the dropdown menu.
  • Click the “Upload” button and select the Sidecar .srt file from your local computer.
  • The file is now associated with your video. To update the file, click on the pencil icon.

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