Closed captions are a must for Facebook - a platform where many users browse with their sound off, some of whom may be hard-of-hearing. It will make your Facebook videos accessible and improve audience engagement. Plus, if you add foreign language subtitles, you can increase your audience size too. In this guide we'll show you how to accurately subtitle and caption videos for Facebook using artificial intelligence (A.I.).
Closed captions are a must for Facebook - a platform where many users browse with their sound off, some of whom may be hard-of-hearing. It will make your Facebook videos accessible and improve audience engagement. Plus, if you add foreign language subtitles, you can increase your audience size too. In this guide we'll show you how to accurately subtitle and caption videos for Facebook using artificial intelligence (A.I.).
How to subtitle/caption videos for Facebook

1. Upload video and transcribe

Login to AI transcription site Simon Says at www.simonsays.ai and create a new project. Upload the final edit of your video, ideally without music or sound effects to increase the A.I. accuracy. Select the original language of your video and click ‘Transcribe'.

2. Preview in Visual Subtitle Editor

Transcription completes in a few minutes! Yay! Now click ‘Export' and select ‘Visual Subtitle Editor'. You can preview the captions and make any edits. If you want to create foreign language subtitles, do it now via the export options and choose from over 100+ languages.

3. Export subtitles/caption in SRT

How to articles CSV How to articles CSV 90% 12 Next, select ‘Export’, choose the ‘Facebook/YouTube’ option and unzip the downloaded SRT subtitle file(s). Screen reader support enabled. Next, select ‘Export’, choose the ‘Facebook/YouTube’ option and unzip the downloaded SRT subtitle file(s). Turn on screen reader support

4. Upload video and SRT to Facebook

Jump in to Facebook and navigate to the Video Library/Creator Studio. Upload your video and go to the ‘Subtitles & Captions’ tab and click ‘Upload’ — you can do this while your upload processes. Select your SRT files and Facebook will auto-detect the languages.

Your Facebook video is now accurately captioned/subtitled and ready to share. Sounds easy? That's the magic of A.I. for you!
How to subtitle/caption videos for Facebook
Your Facebook video is now accurately captioned/subtitled and ready to share. Sounds easy? That's the magic of A.I. for you!

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