Instagram has introduced a captions sticker for Stories. Instagram was spotted testing this feature in March this year. The new captions sticker in Stories will auto-caption speech in videos. Instagram is rolling out the captions sticker in select countries first, and plans to expand it soon.
The new feature is available in Stories, and it can be found in the sticker tray. Once you’ve recorded your video you can tap on the captions sticker and it will auto-transcribe the speech in the video. Instagram lets you choose among the different fonts available, and also change the color for captions. There’s also an option to edit words in captions because it’s most likely that the transcription won’t be accurate.
Sound off 🗣
…with sound off 🔇
Now you can add a captions sticker in Stories (coming soon to Reels) that automatically turns what you say into text.
We’re starting in a handful of countries and hope to expand soon. pic.twitter.com/OAJjmFcx4R
— Instagram (@instagram) May 4, 2021
The captions sticker will be available to English and English-speaking countries first, according to The Verge. Instagram is working on adding other languages as well. The Verge also mentioned that there’s no option to highlight text in captions but you can still use the drawing tool or sticker behind the text. This feature is expected to get popular, and it’s also helpful for people with hearing disabilities.