Twitter Adds auto-captions for voice tweets Feature on iOS

Twitter Adds auto-captions for voice tweets Feature on iOS

After launching voice tweets in June 2020, micro-blogging site Twitter is now rolling out captions for voice tweets.

The app has enabled captions for all voice tweets in the supported languages: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian.

Now, when a users make a voice tweet, captions will be automatically generated in supported languages. 

Currently this feature is available on the iOS app only.

“As part of our ongoing work to make Twitter accessible for everyone, we’re rolling out automated captions for Voice Tweets to iOS,” said Gurpreet Kaur, Twitter's head of global accessibility

“Though it’s still early and we know it won’t be perfect at first, it’s one of many steps we’re taking to expand and strengthen accessibility across our service, and we look forward to continuing our journey to create a truly inclusive service.” 

Users who are interested in seeing the captions on a voice tweet can tap the CC icon at the top right corner of the window. 

"The captions will start generating automatically for new voice tweets but will not appear for the ones made prior to the update". Kaur added.

Below is a screenshot of what the captions and the CC icon look like on the web.

Captions for Voice Tweets

Twitter also offers captions in Twitter Spaces, its Clubhouse-like social audio rooms.