How To Subtitle Your Facebook Videos

Facebook has been making a big push towards video. They’ve added new features like autoplay and are planning future improvements like view counts. They have even started courting content creators.

The most important video feature Facebook could add has already been released. It rolled out without any fanfare or even a mention from Facebook. This new feature is the ability to add captions to your Facebook videos.

If you are using Facebook videos in your social marketing, including captions is a must. Not only are you ensuring you expose your content to a larger audience, including deaf and hard of hearing viewers, but you are also providing a unique and amazing experience via captions and Facebook’s autoplay.   

When a user scrolls through their timeline, videos are auto-played with no audio, but any existing captions will be displayed to the user.

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It is very easy to enable this on Facebook. All you need is a video and captions. If you do not have captions for your video, checkout my post on how to have dotsub create them for you.

Facebook uses SRT captions.  You can download an SRT file the video page on Dotsub. This is found to the right of the video in the ‘Caption and Translate’ area:

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Facebook has very strict naming conventions for SRT files: your file must be named ‘filename.en_US.srt‘. Once you have renamed your caption file, upload your video to Facebook. After uploading, Facebook will prompt you that the video is converting, from here you can ‘Edit Video’ to add captions. 

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You will now be presented with the ‘Edit Video’ screen. Here you can give your video a title, description and upload your caption file.

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Hit ‘Save’ and your captions will start displaying on your Facebook video.

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We absolutely applaud Facebook for supporting captions for video. We do however wish they also supported translations and allowed multiple caption tracks. You can add your voice to ours and request this feature as well by filling out a feedback form on Facebook.siteтендеры на рекламупросмотр гостей вконтакте бесплатно и без смс

  • Guest

    I’d like https://gosubtitle.com. It can translate/convert a video/audio file into subtitle in less than a minute for any language.