YouTube rolls out new updates for its captions and audio features on the platform.
According to YouTube, creators can now enable live auto-captions for any live streams in English to make streams more inclusive and accessible. This feature was only available to channels with 1,000+ subscribers but has now removed that requirement. Additionally, YouTube plans to expand its live auto-captions to all 13 supported automatic languages. For more information about this, click here.
Other features that YouTube will be adding are the following:
• Auto-translation for captions on mobile – YouTube will be rolling out this feature in supported languages on Android and iOS later this year. This feature has been previously only available on desktop and is now making its way to mobile.
• Search caption transcripts on mobile – Later this year YouTube will experiment with the option to type in the search bar at the top of the transcript to find specific keywords.
• Multi-audio tracks and descriptive audio feeds – YouTube is currently testing this feature out with a small group of creators, which allows them the ability to add multiple audio tracks on their videos which will help provide multi-language audio for international audiences as well as descriptive audio for people who are blind or low-vision.
• Channel Permission to add captions – This feature will be available in YouTube Studio that allows creators to delegate caption/subtitle creation on their channel to those they trust.
For more information about these features, click here.