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Sometimes known as alt descriptions, alt text is used to describe the contents of an image within HTML code. Adding alt text to images is a guiding principle of accessibility on the web and helps search engines index images, which can improve your SEO.

Learn more: Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels


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