Video sharing platform YouTube has announced that automatic livestream captions will now be available for all creators.
As per The Verge, these were limited to channels with more than 1,000 subscribers, during the feature's initial rollout.
YouTube has its presence in more than 90 countries, and features content in over 80 languages, making it a massive tool to reach out to a global audience. However, there might be language barriers while doing so and people from all regions might not understand a language. To solve this problem, YouTube rolled out automatic livestream captions in English. In near future, the YouTube application for smartphones will receive a lot of features and updates that will be creator-focussed and help the publishers on the platform to include more audience.
The expanded language support for live and auto-translate captions will be coming within the next few months, and YouTube says multiple audio tracks will be more widely available “in the coming quarters”.
YouTube also says that it'll “experiment” with letting users search through video transcripts on mobile devices.
Finally, YouTube says it's still working on the Subtitle Editor permission, and that it'll provide updates on its progress “in the coming months”.