Published: Fri, March 02, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Automatic captions coming soon

Automatic captions coming soon

Online video sharing service YouTube on Tuesday rolled out a new enhanced version of YouTube "Mobile Live" that will afford users more ways to watch live videos and interact with the community in real time. The company has announced that it is bringing automatic English captions to live streams whenever professionally provided captions are not available.

One of the most fun things that creators enjoy when doing their live videos is interacting with their fans and viewers.

Along with the chat replay and caption updates, creators can also add location tags to their mobile lives streams, as well as explore other videos with the same location tag by clicking on it.

YouTube has announced several features to make live streams on its platform easier and more accessible.

Likewise new is the choice to play back a live talk when a video wraps, which will give you the sentiment watching a live stream, regardless of whether the stream has finished.

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This feature - the automatic English captioning - will be rolling out "in coming weeks" on Live. Users will be able click the location tag to search for other videos shot in the same place or search another location to see videos from that spot.

Now creators can set this up for their channels using IFTTT (If This, Then That). The thought here is to better computerize the element that enables a Super Chat to trigger a genuine occasion, similar to lights, a pet feeder, or a confetti gun.

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So far, Super Chat has only been available on Android devices and the desktop, but from today support is being added for iOS devices.

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