How do I add captions to a video on Workplace?

When you upload a video to your timeline or group, you’ll have the option to add captions. Workplace can automatically add captions for content delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Urdu and Malaysian. You can also add captions manually using a .srt file.

Using automatic captions
To add captions using Workplace auto caption feature:
  1. From your timeline, group or News Feed click Add Photo / Video.
  2. Select the video you want to upload > click .
  3. Click Video Auto Captioning. Workplace will automatically recognize the language being spoken and create captions for you. This can take a few minutes depending on the length of the video.
  4. Click Preview Captions > click to play the preview video. When you’re ready click Done.
  5. Say something about your video and then click Post.

Download a transcript
To download the captions in .txt format:
  1. Go to the video post.
  2. Click on the video to enlarge it.
  3. Click in the top right corner and select Download Transcript.

Download and edit automatic captions
To download and edit auto captions:
  1. While in the Preview and Manage Captions window. click .
  2. A .srt file will download to your computer. Open this in a text editor, make your edits to the caption text and then save your changes.
  3. Click Upload Captions > select your edited .srt file that follows this naming convention: filename.[language code]_[country code].srt.
  4. Click Replace Caption File > click > click Done.
  5. Say something about your video and then click Post.

Upload an .srt file
If you already have a .srt file that follows our naming convention and want to upload your own captions:
  1. From your timeline, group or News Feed click Add Photo / Video.
  2. Select the video you want to upload > click > Upload Captions.
  3. Select the .srt caption file you want to upload > click Preview Captions > click .
  4. Click Done > say something about your video > click Post.

Live Captions
You can also create live captions during a broadcast. If you're broadcasting, you can turn on live captions from Live Producer when you go live in a group.
If live captions are available for a live broadcast you are watching, you can turn them on by clicking . From here you can select whether to turn the live captions on or off.
Live captions are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German.
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