Twitter has updated its accessibility features by adding auto-captions to videos posted in Tweets.
For Android and iOS users, auto-captions will appear on muted Tweet videos, with the option of keeping them on while unmuted. Users will just need to change their device’s accessibility settings.
On desktop, Twitter users will be able to turn captions on and off with the closed captioning (CC) button.
Where are video captions when you need them? They’re here now automatically on videos uploaded starting today.
Android & iOS: auto-captions will show on muted Tweet videos; keep them on when unmuted via your device's accessibility settings
Web: use the "CC" button to turn on/off pic.twitter.com/IHJAI31IvX
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 14, 2021
Auto captions will show in the language of the device used to upload the video. Translations are currently not available.
In September 2020, Twitter announced two new teams to focus on the Accessibility of Excellent and the Experience Accessibility Team in a move to make the platform more accessible to all users.
The platform is still in the process of testing voice tweets with auto captions for both iOS and Android users.