Twitter rolls out automatic video captions
Twitter rolls out automatic video captions

Twitter has added auto-generated subtitles to the video. This feature makes it easy for deaf and hard of hearing users to access videos. Automatic translation can be used in more than 30 languages ​​on the web, iOS and Android, including English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Hindi, and more.

The translations can come in handy in the new vertical Twitter feed that the company began testing last week.

When the feed becomes public, the Explore tab in the app looks like TikTok and offers content recommended by the algorithm, including videos.

This type of stream requires a video with subtitles because it makes it easier to scroll through the stream when you are in a public place and the headset is within range.

But unlike the video signature feature on TikTok and Instagram Reels, which allow users to edit subtitle text before posting, Twitter does not allow users to modify their translations.

This means that the user cannot correct errors to make the automatic translation more accurate.

After Twitter finally created its own accessibility team in September 2020, accessibility features like automatic comments and alt text for images are getting more attention.

After users criticized the company for experimenting with voice tweets without auto-translation last summer, that mindset was invoked.

Voice tweets and rival club rooms now have subtitles.

Added Twitter for easy access to the video

New to Twitter support for video annotations. The company uses translation technology in a real-time voice chat room called Spaces.

The company said it will keep the audio recordings in the audio room for 30 days to review content that violates its guidelines. Add a comment.

If violations are found in the audio room, the company will keep those recordings for an additional 90 days to allow speakers to investigate the violations.

This practice does not solve the problem of abuse across platforms. and making harmful content available to Spaces users. Even after the report, rooms with racist titles still exist.

The company's community manager, Simon Balmain, recently tweeted that the company is working hard to solve the problem. But Twitter has not said if its system will be expanded. Or how to bypass the reporting, audio, and annotation functionality of Spaces.

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