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Instagram has automatic captions now, and they look slick

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Instagram has automatic captions now, and they look slick

Instagram has automatic captions now, and they look slick

Instagram has just rolled out a new automatic captioning feature for Stories. Good news: it does not censor the phrase “Asian women.”

Rolled out to users on Tuesday, Instagram had been testing the new accessibility feature since at least March. To use it, you simply have to record a Story (or select a video from your camera roll), hit the Stickers icon, then select the Captions sticker. Instagram will then automatically transcribe your audio, displaying it in animated text across your screen.

The feature is only available in a few countries and currently restricted to English, with Mashable producing unintelligible results when speaking Malay. However, Instagram intends to introduce additional languages and roll out in more countries soon. It also plans to begin testing the feature in Reels. Read more…

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