Any YouTube Live can already have automatically generated subtitles- The Clare People

Last Thursday (7), YouTube announced that all content creators on the platform now have automatic subtitle support alive. The feature is still limited to English, but support for more 12 languages ​​(including Portuguese) will be added in the coming months. In addition, several audio tracks for audio description and advances in the construction of custom subtitles are also part of the new set.

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Subtitles in livestreams are not much different from automatic transcription of videos, and yet they were exclusive to creators with more than 1,000 subscribers. The magnification is a valuable news to provide accessibility for people with hearing loss, as it can be activated in several channels.

Automatic subtitles for livestreams are still only supported in English (Image: Playback / Google)

In addition, automatically generated transcripts can be translated in the app. YouTube for mobile. The tool, which has been on the PC for some time, is ideal for adapting content to an unknown language and acts as a support to better understand the video.

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Automatic translation Subtitles are a known feature of the YouTube web version (Image: Playback / Google)

Still on subtitles, YouTube says it’s still working on the feature of adding custom subtitles. Unlike the feature that was removed in 2020, the text that was created manually would depend on the collaboration of people authorized by the author of the video, no longer from the community.

Additional audio tracks

Soon, Google will also allow the inclusion of additional audio tracks in the same video to include audio descriptions. The feature is essential to provide more accessibility for the visually impaired on YouTube with observations of the presenter’s actions or objects that make up the scene.

Not all news has a date yet to be released – except for automatic subtitles for livestreams, which started to be released yesterday (7). Keep an eye on YouTube app updates in the Play Store and App Store to check for add-ons when they arrive.

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