What’s the significance of putting caption stickers on Instagram?
Instagram now has a captions sticker for Stories, which will auto transcribe speech in videos. The cool thing is, the feature takes what someone says in a video and turns it into text. In this way, users can watch without sound, kind of like subtitles in the movies. As of writing, the update is available only in English and English-speaking countries. However, the platform plans to release it to other languages and countries. Aside from that, they will begin testing automated captions in Instagram Reels in the near future.
According to Instagram, they already rolled out captions in IGTV and the Threads app. They are planning to add the feature to Stories and Reels to make them more efficient and attractive to their audience. The captions stickers should bring advantage especially for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It’s also a useful addition for those who not native speakers of the English language.
More features of caption sticker for your IG stories
In this feature, there’s an edit option that lists each word of the captions separately. This means you can tap on each word to adjust it. You can also modify the spelling or punctuation in the captions if you saw any inaccuracy. Editing is necessary since auto-captions are rarely perfect, especially for people with accents or atypical speech.
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 pop from the photo. However, there’s a draw tool or sticker behind captions to make them more visible.
Other platforms and services have recently added or improved auto-captioning options.
For example, apps like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams are offering automated captions for video calls. In addition to this, Google expanded its Live Caption feature across the Chrome browser just this March. For TikTok, it released automatic captions for American English and Japanese last month. Twitter just announced that it’s planning improvements for the captioning it offers in Spaces.
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Queenie Lasta got her bachelor's degree in Communications Research from UP Diliman. In her free time, she likes to read thriller novels, psychology books, and mangas. She believes in the importance of grit, hard work, and passion to become a great writer in the future.