Instagram releases auto-captioning sticker in Stories; Here's how it will work
Instagram new update: In an attempt to gain more users on its platform globally, the Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is rolling out a new sticker to Stories that allows English-speaking users to add auto-generated captions to their videos. Instagram said it will also start testing automated captions in Reels soon.
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Captions have been available in IGTV and the Threads app, and Instagram said it's adding them to Stories and Reels to make them more efficient and inclusive to watch. According to the verge, the feature should be a welcome addition for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, are not native English speakers, or just generally watch videos without sound, The IANS reported.
According to the report, the edit option lists each word of the captions separately. You can tap on individual words to make adjustments. Like other text options in Stories, users can adjust the style and color of the captions after they're generated.
People can also edit individual words in the captions to correct spelling, punctuation, or any words that weren't transcribed accurately. Auto captions rarely have perfect accuracy, especially for people with accents or atypical speech, so editing is crucial.
There's currently no option to have the text highlighted for better visual contrast, but you can use the Draw tool or a sticker behind the captions to make them easier to see. Other platforms and services have recently added or improved auto-captioning options. Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams all offer automated captions for video calls.
Also, Google expanded its Live Caption feature across the Chrome browser in March and TikTok launched automatic captions for US English and Japanese last month.
Meanwhile, Instagram has introduced a new feature in its Live that allows users to turn off their phone's camera when broadcasting. The company is also adding the option to mute audio during a session.
Instagram explained these new features will give hosts more flexibility during their live stream experiences, as they can decrease the pressure to look or sound a certain way while broadcasting live.
The company notes it tested the new features publicly earlier this week during an Instagram Live between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri. Instagram Live's new features are now rolling out on both iOS and Android.
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