Instagram has announced that it is rolling out an auto-captioning feature to Stories that will allow English-speaking users to add auto-generated captions to videos.
Captions will enable users to watch and understand video on Stories even without keeping the sound on.
The Company took to Twitter to announce the rollout of Captions feature. Captions have been available in IGTV and the Threads app, and Instagram said it’s adding them to Stories and Reels to make them more efficient and inclusive to watch.
Sound off 🗣
…with sound off 🔇
Now you can add a captions sticker in Stories (coming soon to Reels) that automatically turns what you say into text.
We’re starting in a handful of countries and hope to expand soon. pic.twitter.com/OAJjmFcx4R
— Instagram (@instagram) May 4, 2021
Instagram Adds Captions to stories:-
Captions for Instagram Stories will enable users to transcribe a speech in English text to remove the hassle of typing long texts.
The text will be pasted on the story in the form of a sticker, and users can change its caption, size, and colour.
To enable Captions for Instagram Stories, users can access a dedicated button within the quick panel. The panel appears when the user swipes up from the bottom of the screen.
To use the feature, users can record a new video using the Stories, or select a video to upload from their phone’s gallery. Then, open the sticker tray and look for the new “Captions” sticker, which will convert your speech to text.
Users can easily edit the style, position, text and color of the caption. When you post, the captions will appear alongside your video for everyone to see.
You can also edit and replace specific words in case the automated transcription has inaccurately added some words or if the transcription missed proper punctuation.
The feature is only available in English and in English-speaking countries, but Instagram plans to roll it out to other countries and languages soon.
The captions feature is currently available to use in Stories but will launch in Reels soon. The feature help in improving accessibility to hearing impaired and deaf users, who can enjoy a more immersive and engaging experience with the help of this new feature.