Closed Captions now available in Google+

Friday, 8 June 2012 14:38pm

Google has announced closed captions are now available on the Google+ video player, following suit with YouTube, the online video streaming and sharing site where closed captions are already enabled.

The new feature was announced last week by Google Accessibility Engineer James deBoer on his Google+ account. It will give users the ability to add closed captions to videos on the social networking site, providing access to people who are Deaf or hearing impaired.

Users can upload caption files in SubView (.SUB) or SubRip (.SRT) format. Closed captions can be activated in existing videos with captions uploaded by selecting the ‘CC’ button on the bottom corner of the video screen.

Instructions on how to use and upload captions on videos in Google+ can be found on the Google+ help page.  

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