Social networking big Twitter is lastly rolling out captions for voice tweets. The corporate had launched the function of voice tweets final yr.
As per The Verge, Twitter had rolled out the voice tweets function in June 2020. On the time of the launch, the function was criticised by many accessibility advocates for not having captions.
Nevertheless, the microblogging platform has now included captions in voice tweets. While you make a voice tweet now, captions will likely be robotically generated in supported languages, that are English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian.
We took your suggestions and we’re doing the work. To enhance accessibility options, captions for voice Tweets are rolling out right now.
Now once you document a voice Tweet, captions will robotically generate and seem. To view the captions on internet, click on the “CC” button. https://t.co/hrdI19Itu6 pic.twitter.com/pDlpOUgV6l
— Twitter Assist (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2021
The function is presently accessible solely on iOS. To see the captions on a tweet, you’ll be able to click on or faucet the CC icon within the top-right nook of the voice tweet window. Captions solely seem on new voice tweets, Twitter informed The Verge, so you will not see them on older ones.
When voice tweets launched, it additionally got here to mild that there wasn’t a devoted group at Twitter for accessibility on the time, as a substitute, workers needed to volunteer their very own time for accessibility work. The corporate has since fastened that, asserting that it had shaped groups to give attention to accessibility in September.
“As part of our ongoing work to make Twitter accessible for everyone, we’re rolling out automated captions for Voice Tweets to iOS,” Twitter’s head of worldwide accessibility Gurpreet Kaur stated in a press release.
“Though it’s still early and we know it won’t be perfect at first, it’s one of many steps we’re taking to expand and strengthen accessibility across our service, and we look forward to continuing our journey to create a truly inclusive service,” Gurpreet added.
Twitter additionally provides captions in Twitter Areas, its Clubhouse-like social audio rooms.
The micro-blogging platform introduced the shut down of its year-old function – Fleets earlier this week. Inside a yr of the launch of Fleets, the corporate stated that it feels Fleets has no future and has introduced that it’s shutting down Fleets beginning August 3, 2021.