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Automated caption on Twitter

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19 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Automated caption on Twitter

Twitter is rolling out a new feature, which adds captions for voice tweets. The Verge reported that this feature was introduced back in June 2020 and the micro-blogging site is now releasing it for everyone.

The company introduced an automated captions feature because it was criticised by many accessibility advocates for not having captions, reports the Indian Express.

Now, Twitter users will start seeing captions in any voice tweet that they spot on the platform. The platform will automatically generate captions in supported languages, and these are English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian.

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