Twitter has expanded voice tweets’ capabilities and accessibility with a new auto-captioning tool in ten different languages…
Twitter first introduced voice tweets more than a year ago. Since that time, the microblog hasn’t done much around the tech. So, users have complained about its limitations and lack of features. Now, the social media site is rolling out automatically generated captions. These appear when users tap or click on a “CC” button. At this time, the technology is only limited to iOS, but Android should gain the same functionality.
New Twitter Voice Tweet Auto-Caption Tool Rolls Out
Captions are available in English, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian. Though there’s no direct user input needed to add captions to voice tweets, the option must be enabled when first creating a voice tweet. From there, the automation tool takes over and creates said captions.
Critics have pointed out since last year that captions are actually required by US federal law. However, Twitter said it didn’t employ a dedicated accessibility team to develop such a feature.
We took your feedback and we’re doing the work. To improve accessibility features, captions for voice Tweets are rolling out today.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2021