PowerPoint: Add captions to an online video

Captions make videos and streams more accessible, irrespective of where you are, and what you’re doing. Captions used for your video or live stream ensure that your message is reaching to a fuller, more empowered audience.

Most of the online videos are controlled by broadcasters or video streaming services such as Microsoft Stream, YouTube, Vimeo, Flipgrid, and so on. If your video is from one of these platforms, you might be able to add, edit, or remove video captions for videos that you own.

Add captions to an online video

  1. Navigate to your respective video streaming platform such as Microsoft Stream, YouTube, Vimeo, or Flipgrid.

  2. To get all the benefits of the website, sign in with your email address and password.

  3. Search for the video you want to add captions to.

    Note: Make sure you are the owner of the selected video. If you are the owner of the video, the website will then allow you to add captions.

  4. Autogenerate or upload captions for each language that you want to add captions to. For more information, check the respective video streaming platform's help topics.

  5. If your captions were autogenerated, review the generated captions for their accuracy and correctness and make any corrections as needed.

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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