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Twitter adds subtitles to audio tweets | Digital Trends Spanish

Twitter takes a big step for the sake of accessibility.

The social network of microblogging has announced within its own platform that it has added subtitles to voice tweets. The measure will allow people with hearing disabilities to enjoy this type of content.

We took your feedback and we’re doing the work. To improve accessibility features, captions for voice Tweets are rolling out today.

Now when you record a voice Tweet, captions will automatically generate and appear. To view the captions on web, click the “CC” button.

& mdash; Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 15, 2021

Twitter first launched the audio tweets in June 2020, already aware of the shortcomings of this tool in terms of accessibility. To resolve the failure, the company promised in September of that same year that it would resolve the situation, something that has taken almost a year.

Although late, the function is already rolling out and allows that when a user creates a new voice tweet, the subtitles are generated automatically. The tool for now offers subtitles in English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, French, Indonesian, Korean and Italian. It is unknown if Twitter plans to release more languages ​​that support the feature in the future.

Remember that the audio tweets are only available in the iOS app and that the social network has not yet confirmed when they will arrive on Android. To see the subtitles of a tweet, you just have to click on the ‘CC’ button that will appear in the upper area of ​​the tweet, both in the app and on the Twitter website.

The social network is already rolling out the new function for everyone so little by little we will see it available. At the time of writing, Digital Trends en Español was able to verify that subtitles have been activated in Spain, both in the iPhone app and in the desktop version.

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