4 Steps to Add Closed Captioning to Your YouTube Videos

October 11, 2018
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We want our customers and employees with disabilities to enjoy our video content too. With subtitles and closed captioning those who are deaf and hard of hearing can have full access to our YouTube videos that otherwise would not be readily available to them.

There are four easy steps to take to create closed captioning and subtitles for your video content:

  1. Go to your Video Manager Visit disclaimer page by clicking your account in the top right > Creator Studio > Video Manager > Videos.
  2. Next to the video you want to add captions or subtitles to, click the drop-down menu next to the Edit button.
  3. Select Subtitles/CC.
  4. Click the Add new subtitles or CC button.
  5. Choose how you want to add or edit subtitles or closed captions to your video:
    1. Create your own subtitles or closed captions
    2. Upload a file—make sure your file type Visit disclaimer page is supported by YouTube
    3. Transcribe and auto-sync (original video language only)
    4. Use automatic captioning

Video: How to create closed captioning (CC) for your YouTube videos

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