Twitter is finally introducing captions for voice tweets. Twitter had launched voice tweets in June 2020, but without the captions. Now Twitter has rolled out captions for voice tweets on the iOS platform.
According to a report by The Verge, Captions will now be generated automatically when you make a voice tweet in the supported languages of English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Italian.
To view a tweet’s captions, click the CC button in the top-right corner of the voice tweet window. Captions display exclusively on new voice tweets.
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
“As part of our ongoing work to make Twitter accessible for everyone, we’re rolling out automated captions for Voice Tweets to iOS.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,” Twitter’s head of global accessibility Gurpreet Kaur said in a statement.
Captions are also available in Twitter Spaces, its Clubhouse-style communal audio rooms.
Meanwhile, Twitter has announced the demise of Fleets, a year-old feature. Within a year of Fleets’ introduction, the firm stated that it believes Fleets has no future and has declared that it will be closing down Fleets on August 3, 2021.