Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Facebook Adds Closed Caption Options to Facebook Live Broadcasts

Posted by @DanHinmon, Jun 7, 2017

Facebook’s been working to provide greater connectivity options for vision and hearing impaired users – and now they’ve taken the next step, adding the capability for Facebook Live broadcasters to add closed captions to their live-streams.

But those captions are not automatically generated. Instead, Facebook’s making it possible for publishers using the Live API to add in their own subtitles via third party providers – which makes it a little more restrictive as an option, but it may be the first step towards fully captioned, real-time live videos.


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