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Twitter Starts Testing New ‘CC’ Button To Turn Captions On And Off On Videos

Twitter has begun testing a new ‘CC’ button for captions relating to its video content. And that means users can now turn captions on and off while viewing.

The news was announced by the company on Friday when Twitter said the new feature would be available for all videos that had captions available.

While the feature would soon be launching for iOS users very soon, Android users would also be able to benefit from it in the upcoming months.

A video was recently shared by Twitter’s Support team on the platform where the button for the feature appeared in the top right corner of the video linked to the Tweet.

The news comes as the company is under pressure as its board considers a potential takeover by billionaire and Tesla owner Elon Musk.

We’ve witnessed the company pull out a number of new updates in recent weeks. While some of these features focused on accessibility, others were more related to trending requests made by the app’s own users.

In 2020, the company made the headlines when volunteers from Twitter’s workforce gave in their time to work on the app’s accessibility features but since that time, Twitter has allotted its own team to focus on just this.

In the past month, Twitter revealed how global users could now benefit from its enhanced image descriptions along with its ALT badges. This paved the way for more alt text descriptions to be accessible to all.

Similarly, the firm has also announced its decision to pull out the much anticipated and requested ‘Edit button’. But it made it clear how the feature would be limited to blue subscribers first.

And today, a renowned reverse engineer named Jane Manchun Wong highlighted how the app is testing a new status option for users that the company has preferred to refer to as ‘Vibe’.

Last but not least, let’s not forget how Twitter is also conducting tests for safety tools belonging to third-party developers. Now that’s quite a few experiments in such a short span of time.


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