How to Add Captions to Facebook and Twitter Videos – cielo24

How to Add Captions to Facebook and Twitter Videos

  • May 24, 2021
  • Nicole Flynn
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Adding video captions can seem difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Yet, it’s quite the opposite. There are also many benefits of captioned social videos, including increased accessibility, opening your content up to second-language audiences, improving SEO and ranking, and increasing conversions.

While many platforms have auto-captioning capability, they often don’t hit the accuracy standard that many audiences need to understand the content. For this reason, it’s important to have professional captions (like from cielo24!) and upload them for each video. Here are step-by-step instructions for adding captions to two major platforms, Facebook and Twitter.

Add Captions to Facebook Videos

About 85 percent of Facebook video views have sound turned off. Having captions on Facebook videos allows you a chance to make it compelling without requiring the viewer to turn on the sound. Here’s how you can add captions to Facebook:

  • Upload a video and click on:
  • the “ready to view” notification, or
    Download our social video transcript ebook here.
  • the timestamp at the top of the video post on your newsfeed
  • Click on the horizontal ellipsis at the top right [...]
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