Twitter is making it simpler to make the most of closed captions within the app with the addition of a new ‘CC’ button on videos where captions are available.
Video captions or no captions, it’s now simpler to decide on for a few of you on iOS, and shortly on Android.
On movies which have captions accessible, we’re testing the choice to show captions off/on with a brand new “CC” button. pic.twitter.com/Q2Q2Wmr78U
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) April 22, 2022
As you possibly can see within the above clip, you’ll quickly see a brand new ‘CC’ choice within the high proper of the video participant display to change on captions in sure clips.
The brand new button basically serves a double objective, in each enabling you to change captions on (the place doable) whereas additionally letting you understand which clips even have captions accessible.
Twitter’s been working to enhance its accessibility choices over the previous 12 months, which has additionally included upgrades to its alt-text description display (together with the same ‘ALT’ button on tweeted pictures the place descriptions can be found) and auto captions on video clips.
The place are video captions while you want them? They’re right here now routinely on movies uploaded beginning at present.
Android & iOS: auto-captions will present on muted Tweet movies; preserve them on when unmuted through your gadget’s accessibility settings
Internet: use the “CC” button to activate/off pic.twitter.com/IHJAI31IvX
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) December 14, 2021
Which ought to imply that captions can be found on each clip, proper? So the ‘CC’ button ought to be current on all movies uploaded, not simply these ‘the place captions can be found’.
I imply, captions actually aren’t accessible as an choice on all clips as but, however ultimately, with the mix of auto captions and the ‘CC’ button, there’ll be extra capability to view all Twitter movies with textual content accompaniment, enhancing accessibility, and enabling extra customers to interact with tweets.
It’s a superb addition, which is able to little question come in useful for a lot of customers.
The brand new CC button is first being examined on iOS earlier than making its option to Android.