Twitter announced that it is testing a “CC” button that can enable and disable captions on videos. This feature is rolling out to some iOS users and will be coming soon to Android users, quoted from TechCrunch (23/4).
“Video captions or no captions, now easier to choose for some of you on iOS and soon on Android,” the company said in a tweet. “On captioned videos, we are testing the option to disable/enable captions with the new ‘CC' button.”
The platform first launched automatic captions on videos last December, making them more accessible to deaf users. Auto captions are available for web, iOS, and Android versions in more than 30 languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Hindi, and many more. Every video that is uploaded on Twitter and has a caption will later display the CC button located in the upper right corner of the video.
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The announcement of this new feature comes as the company improves its alternative text accessibility features globally. Images with text will be marked with an “ALT” label in the corner of the image. Clicking on the label will display text prepared to describe the image.
Video captions or no captions, it's now easier to choose for some of you on iOS, and soon on Android.
On videos that have captions available, we're testing the option to turn captions off/on with a new “CC” button. pic.twitter.com/Q2Q2Wmr78U
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 22, 2022
Apart from that, Twitter is also reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to set statuses on profiles and tweets. Apparently, users not only have the option to set the status level of their profile, but can also set the status for specific tweets.