Social media Twitter launched a new feature in the form of automatic captioning of videos uploaded by users.
Announced on Tuesday (13/12) US time, Twitter is said to provide the service for almost all languages.
This was initiated by Twitter to provide convenience for users who do not have the ability to hear, or have hearing impairments.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve our accessibility features,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Verge.
This subtitle will not appear in videos that have been uploaded for a long time. Subtitles will appear for videos uploaded since the feature was released.
However, until now there has been no facility to report or correct text that does not match the video.
In addition to helping users who do not have good hearing skills, Twitter also said that the feature was created for those who are reluctant to watch videos on Twitter with sound.
Twitter was heavily criticized for launching voice tweets in 2020 without captions, and it was revealed soon after that Twitter did not have a dedicated accessibility team.
Now Twitter has appointed two accessibility-focused teams, and are finally adding captions to voice tweets, albeit more than a year after they first launched.
In addition to user-uploaded videos, Twitter is also said to be adding live captions to Spaces, an audio room product similar to Clubhouse.