YouTube is also rolling out auto translation for captions in supported languages on Android and iOS later this year. Currently it is only available on desktop.
Google-owned YouTube is adding some updates to the caption and audio feature, which will be available in the coming months. Creators can now enable Live Auto Caption for any live stream in English to make the stream more inclusive and accessible, the company said in a statement.
Earlier, this feature was available only for channels with 1,000 plus subscribers but now that requirement has been removed. In the coming months, YouTube plans to expand Live Auto Caption to all 13 supported automatic captioning languages. The company is also rolling out auto translation for captions in supported languages on Android and iOS later this year. Currently it is only available on desktop.
Later this year, YouTube will use the option to type in the search bar at the top of the transcript to find specific keywords.
The company is also testing the ability to add multiple audio tracks to its videos with a small group of creators. It will help in offering multi-language audio for international viewers as well as offer descriptive audio for blind or visually impaired people.
Earlier, YouTube announced that it is introducing new ways to help users discover content on the platform more easily.