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How to Set Captions on YouTube Videos via Android

Here, find how to set captions on YouTube videos directly through your smartphone with this article. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos as well. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program.

Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Learn to YouTube is the most widely used video platform. It is used by millions of users around the globe. Pakistanis are very fond of watching video clips and movies on YouTube however usually many videos, tutorials and Movies are in different language and u need proper subtitles in order to understand them. Even English in different accents is not easily understandable.

Set YouTube Captions with Smartphones

Subtitles and closed captions open up your content to a larger audience, including deaf or hard of hearing viewers or those who speak languages besides the one spoken in the video.

How to Set Captions on YouTube Videos

Follow the step by step guide given below to set captions on YouTube videos:

Step 1 – Go to your Video Manager by clicking your account in the top right Creator Studio > Video Manager > Videos.

Step 2 – Next to the video you want to add captions or subtitles to, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button.

Step 3 – Select Subtitles/CC and click the Add new subtitles or CC button.

Step 4 – Choose how you want to add or edit subtitles or closed captions to your video.

Interesting Tip:

Set Automatic Captions

If automatic captions are available, they’ll automatically be published on the video. YouTube is constantly improving its speech recognition technology. However, automatic captions might misrepresent the spoken content due to mispronunciations, accents, dialects, or background noise. You should always review automatic captions and edit any parts that haven’t been properly transcribed.

Here’s how you can review automatic captions and make changes if needed:

Step 1 – Go to your Video Manager by clicking your account in the top right Creator Studio > Video Manager > Videos.

Step 2 – Next to the video you want to add captions or subtitles to, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button.

Step 3 – Select Subtitles and CC.

Step 4 – If automatic captions are available, you’ll see Language (Automatic) in the “Published” section to the right of the video.

Step 5 – Review automatic captions and use the instructions to edit or remove any parts that haven’t been properly transcribed.

And that’s all. You can now set captions on your YouTube videos. Drop a comment and share your thoughts with us.

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