Why your videos need auto captions (and how to add them)
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If you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram Feed or TikTok “For You” page (that’s all of us), you may have noticed closed captioning in many videos.
In this article, we’re going to talk about the importance of adding captions to get the most views and to make your content accessible to everyone.
How do you add auto captions, and are they really necessary? Is it a lot of work to add auto captions in videos? Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging! We’ve put together a quick video about how to add auto captions in Mojo.
Watch now: How to add auto captions on Mojo
Why auto captions are a must
Auto captions add a whole new layer of accessibility and watchability to your video.
Many times, a viewer finds themselves in a situation where they can’t watch with sound on: in a loud train station, next to a sleeping baby, or maybe… at the office.
You’ll still want these viewers to get in on the action. After all, if you post an awesome video - but people can’t watch it with sound - they’ll skip over it. Don’t miss out on every view you deserve!
Another important reason to add auto captions to videos is so that those with hearing impairments can enjoy your content too. Even if you speak loudly, slowly and clearly in your videos, adding sounds and music can interfere with your message.
Also, people learn and retain information in different ways. Adding captions will increase the likelihood of viewers understanding and remembering what they watched. Auto captioned videos are like the trifecta of learning: visual, written text and audio.
Luckily, adding auto captions to your videos is crucial across all social media platforms and beyond. From Facebook to Youtube to LinkedIn, here at Mojo we can help you create highly engaging video content with easy-to-add auto captions.
In just a few taps, every video you post can have auto captions! We’ll walk you through it next.
Adding auto captions is a smart idea to stay compliant with updated online accessibility standards. So, it’s good practice to start adding captions now.
How to add auto captions to videos
Gone are the days where you would have to overlay captions in iMovie by hand. Gone also are the days where you would have to use some random auto caption generator app that is separate from what you use to create your video content.
With the Mojo app, you can do everything in one place.
Once you get started with Mojo, here is how to add auto captions to your videos:
- In the Mojo app, click on “Reel.”
- Scroll down to the “Auto captions” option. Select which type of captions you want based on how they look and where they are placed.
- Customize your auto captions as needed (more on that later).
- Upload your video, and select your preferred language.
From there, the captions are automatically generated. It’s that easy and quick. Seriously!
Quick FAQs about Mojo’s auto caption tool
If you’ve ever been burned by clumsy, inaccurate auto caption apps, we feel you. Here are some FAQs to get to know the auto caption feature in Mojo.
Don’t forget to watch our auto caption how-to video using our user-friendly auto caption tool.
Can you fix errors in video auto captions?
Need edits? Our auto caption generator does pretty well, but if you ever want to edit the auto captions, that’s simple and fast too.
Ensure that your auto captions have 100% accuracy every single time! All you have to do is go in and edit what was generated, and you’re done.
Can you customize video auto captions?
In the Mojo app, yes! Leave our auto caption results as is, or you can change the color, size, font and placement (depending on the option). You can completely customize how your auto captions look. Make them bigger or smaller for your video and move them to the top, bottom… anywhere!
Once you’re ready to put your video together, you can also add fun graphics to highlight important points of the video. Add a starburst effect, squiggles and more to make your content even better.
Here are some additional customization features:
- Add a background: One of Mojo’s most beloved features lets you turn your smartphone videos into professional quality visual content.
- Insert music: Now that you’ll have auto captions turned on, go ahead and overlay some music to amplify the experience.
- Optimize the format: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and more! We optimize the format so nothing is cut off (or just downright funky) when you go to post videos across each platform.
- Use filters: Want to look sun-kissed when you’re nowhere near the beach? Choose a filter that leaves you glowing.
- Preview the post: Just click on the eye icon to see how your video would look in each medium. This is perfect for double checking that none of your video imagery or captions are cut off the screen.
What if I want to change the timing of the auto captions?
It’s super easy to delay or adjust the timing of your auto captions so that it’s 100% perfect. You can even adjust your frames and media to blend and transition with the captions!
Our auto caption toggle easily adjusts with a drag and drop feature.
Become an auto caption addict
Once you start adding auto captions to your videos, you’ll probably never want to stop. As we discussed, they make your videos watchable with or without sound so that your videos get noticed no matter what.
And since we tried to make the auto caption generator on Mojo super easy to play with and fast to caption, there’s no excuse why all of your videos shouldn’t be auto captioned!
For additional support about how to use the Mojo app like a pro, feel free to reach out to our team. Otherwise, you can always head over to our blog for more bite-sized tips on video marketing to grow your brand.
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