Instagram is testing stories and caption stickers on Reels for those who don’t like to watch stories audio and have hearing impairments. With this feature, all sounds in the story and Reels videos can be added as subtitles.
Instagram, the world’s most popular visual content-based social media platform, continues to improve user experience with new features. The new feature started to be tested by Instagram; There have been subtitle tags for Stories and Reels.
At the heart of Instagram’s new captioning feature is that people who are hard of hearing or directly deaf can understand what sounds in the Stories or Reels videos are without hearing them. In addition, anyone who does not want to watch videos with audio will be able to benefit from the subtitle feature.
The caption feature for Stories and Reels will be a tag that the creator can add to the video if they wish. So when the feature is released, when users shoot a video to share as Story or Reels or select it from the gallery, they will swipe up the screen to open the tags menu, select the caption tag and add it to the video. Viewers will have no control over subtitles.
When you add the subtitle sticker to the video, Instagram displays the audio in the video as subtitles after analyzing the video for a while. Before sharing the video, users will be able to edit the style, position, or color of the subtitle, just like a standard text. When you publish the post, everyone who watches it will necessarily have viewed subtitles as well.
Instagram’s new feature will initially be available only in English- speaking regions and in the Stories feature. In the future, more language options will be added to the feature and subtitle stickers will also be used in Reels videos.