YouTube announces new audio features

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KEY STORY

  • Google owned YouTube is adding a few updates to captions and audio features which will be available in the coming months.
  • “Creators can now enable live auto captions for any live streams in English to make streams more inclusive and accessible,” the company said in a statement.
  • Previously, this feature was only available to channels with 1,000+ subscribers, but now the firm has removed that requirement.
  • In the coming months, YouTube is planning to expand live auto captions to all 13 supported automatic captioning languages.
  • The firm is also rolling out auto translation for captions in supported languages on Android and iOS later this year. Currently this is only available on Desktop.
  • Later this year, YouTube will experiment with the option to type in the search bar at the top of the transcript to find specific keywords.

CONCLUSION

  • The company is also testing the ability to add multiple audio tracks on their videos with a small group of creators which will help provide multi-language audio for international audiences as well as descriptive audio for people who are blind or low vision.
  • Earlier, YouTube announced that it is introducing new ways to help users more easily search and find content on the platform.
  • The company said it has started to make the search page even more visual to help people get a better glimpse of what’s

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