Instagram has introduced auto-generated captions for videos on its app.
According to the company Instagram has rolled out auto-generated captions for videos. Up until now, creators had to manually add captions to their videos.
The addition of captions will make Instagram more accessible for users who are deaf and have hearing problems.
The new feature will also be useful for users who would prefer to watch videos without sound. According to the company, this will not apply to older videos.
This new feature of Instagram can now only be enabled in new videos to be uploaded.
Captions will only be visible if this feature is enabled before the video is uploaded. Users can turn the auto-generated captions on or off by going into their advanced settings in the app and toggling the show captions option.
Auto-generated captions are launching in 17 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Tagalog, Urdu, Malay, Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese. Instagram says support for more languages is coming soon.
AI behind the captions will continue to improve as it learns, says Instagram. The launch of auto-generated captions comes as Instagram has been updating its platform and rolling out new features to better compete with TikTok.
Instagram also announced that it is ending support for its standalone app for IGTV.