YouTube offers an option called Captions (subtitles) which is designed to provide assistance to viewers who have difficulty understanding audio. This feature also helps the deaf to watch media. Also Read – Indian government blocks 16 YouTube channels including 6 from Pakistan for spreading fake news
Captions (subtitles) are available on videos where the owner has added them, and on some videos where YouTube adds them automatically. You can change the default caption settings on your computer or mobile device. Also Read – How to Download YouTube Videos for Offline Watching
How to enable or disable subtitles on YouTube
-Go to the video you want to watch.
-If subtitles are available, they will be visible at the bottom right of the video player.
-To activate the subtitles, click on.
-To turn off subtitles, click again. Also Read – How to Remix YouTube Shorts
YouTube caption settings on TVs and game consoles
You can select or change your closed caption settings on any TV, game console, or media device that supports YouTube.
-Pause the currently playing video.
-Tap on captions
-Select the language in which you want the subtitles.
-Select caption style.
-Select the settings you want to customize. You can change the font and its appearance. You can also change the background and window in which captions are displayed.
In addition to subtitles, there is also an option to view YouTube videos offline.
How YouTube Content Creators Can Add Captions to Their Videos
-Create subtitles and captions
– Connect to YouTube Studio.
-In the left menu, select Subtitles.
-Click on the video you want to edit.
-Click on ADD LANGUAGE and select your language.
-Under the captions, click ADD.
Note: You can also add subtitles and captions during the download process.