As part of a larger push to make Facebook and Instagram more accessible, Instagram IGTV creators now have the option to turn on automatic captions for their videos. The captions, which are powered by automated speech recognition AI, will first be available in 16 languages.
“It’s a start, and we’re working to expand to more surfaces and countries,” says Shah, VP of product. Captions can be turned on from the video settings menu. Automatic captioning does not deliver 100% accuracy, but the AI behind it learns and improves as more people use them.
Automatic captions, rolling out on IGTV today. Just go to settings and turn on video captions.
We want to make it easier for everyone to use Instagram and this is something many of you have asked for. pic.twitter.com/5Q5ZOJsPT3
— Vishal Shah (@vishalshahis) September 15, 2020