August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Twitter is rolling out closed captions for videos on its platform.
  • The subtitles can be enabled during playback with the new floating “CC” button.
  • Captions are available for videos in more than 30 languages.

Twitter is rolling out a closed caption toggle for videos, coming to users globally across iOS and Android. The video captions feature was first tested by the website back in April. Although that was a test consisting of a small group of iOS users, the company announced on Friday that it has begun rolling out to everyone on both the mobile platforms.

If you come across a video with available captions on your feed, clicking on it would automatically present you with a “CC” button on the top right corner of the playback. Tapping it would display the subtitles/captions at the bottom, similar to what we’re used to on YouTube and other video platforms.