Exactly one year back Twitter had introduced the feature of voice tweets on its platform. Now the microblogging site is rolling out an automated captions for voice tweets after much criticism for not having captions. Though Twitter offers captions in Twitter spaces which is Clubhouse-like social audio rooms. The Voice tweet functionality works similar to Tweeting with text. The users can use their voice tweet and with the arrival of the new feature, the user will now see captions generated in supported languages.
Twitter announced the rolling out of the captions for voice tweets on its platform via a tweet. The tweet reads, “We’re rolling out voice Tweets to more of you on iOS so we can keep learning about how people use audio. Since introducing the feature in June, we’ve taken your feedback seriously and are working to have transcription available to make voice Tweets more accessible.” The company further added, “ Transcription for audio and video is part of our larger plan to make Twitter accessible for everyone across all features, both existing and new.”
With the introduction of captions for voice tweets, the microblogging platform will automatically generate captions whenever there is a voice tweet that too in supported languages using your device’s language settings. According to Twitter, this functionality will now work accurately if your device language is set to one language and you are speaking another. As of now it supports English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian.
Right now captions for voice tweets feature is only accessible to the iOS platform. To access the feature click on the CC icon on the top-right corner of the voice tweet window. Note that the captions will be automatically generated on new voice tweets but not on the older ones.
Twitter’s head of global accessibility Gurpreet Kaur stated, “As part of our ongoing work to make Twitter accessible for everyone, we’re rolling out automated captions for Voice Tweets to iOS. 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.”
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