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How to Turn Off or On Captions on Twitter Videos

Twitter has an update that displays captions/subtitles on videos.

When you watch a video, captions will be displayed at the bottom of the video.

This is useful if you’re not in a quiet place and you want to listen to the audio of the video.

However, they can be intrusive at times so you might want to turn them off.

For example, captions (CC) might block important parts of the video.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to turn off or on captions on Twitter videos.

How to turn off captions on Twitter videos

How to turn off captions on Twitter videos
  1. Open Twitter and log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the video where you want to turn off the captions.
  3. Tap on the “CC” icon.
  4. The captions are now turned off!

Most devices have the “CC” icon at the top right of a Twitter video.

When you tap on it, the captions will be turned off.

If you can’t find the icon, it means that captions are not available to you yet.

However, if you still see captions in the video, it means that the editor has deliberately included them.

If so, you won’t be able to remove them from the video.

How to turn off captions on Twitter videos for Android devices:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and select “Accessibility”.
  3. Scroll down and select “Captions”.
  4. Turn off “Use Captions”.

How to turn on captions on Twitter videos

  1. Open Twitter and log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the video where you want to turn off the captions.
  3. Tap on the “CC” icon.
  4. The captions are now turned on!

Turning on captions on Twitter videos require the “CC” icon.

If you don’t see the “CC” icon, it means that the feature is not rolled out to you yet.

Only a selected number of users have the feature.

Another way to enable captions (for iOS users) is to go to your accessibility settings.

In your accessibility settings, select “Subtitles & Captioning” and turn on “Closed Captions + SDH”.

This will enable CC or subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing.

You can also do this for Android devices.

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