Twitter is testing a CC button for captions on videos

Twitter said Friday that it is testing a new “CC” button to toggle captioning on and off for videos with available captions. The feature is rolling out to some users on iOS and will come to Android “soon”, the company says.

As seen in a video tweeted by the Twitter support account, the button appears in the top right corner of a video linked to a tweet.

As the board considers a takeover bid from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Twitter has rolled out many new features in recent weeks — some focused on accessibility and some at popular user request. The company got some heat in 2020 when it was revealed that Twitter employees looking to work on accessibility features were willing to volunteer their time, but it’s since added a dedicated team focused on accessibility.

Earlier this month, Twitter announced that its ALT badge and enhanced image descriptions are now available worldwide, making alt text descriptions more prominent for all users. The company also confirmed that it is finally working on a long-requested functionality to edit tweets, which is rolling out first to its paying Twitter Blue subscribers. And reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong found evidence that the service is testing a feature that allows users to set a state, codenamed “vibe.”

It is also testing an experiment where it will promote third-party security tools as part of its Twitter Toolbox.


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