How to Caption YouTube Videos

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If you own or manage videos hosted on YouTube, review Google's instructions captioning your videos: Add subtitles and captions. Google also has instructions for editing/removing captions from your videos: Edit or remove captions

Tips and Best Practices

  • Review Google's instructions (linked above) to add or edit captions on your videos. 
  • If you already have a transcript for your video, all you have to is upload the transcript to the YouTube video, and YouTube will automatically set the timing.
  • If you don't have a transcript, you may either:
    • Follow Google's instructions to add captions; or
    • Allow YouTube to set the automated captions, then use YouTube's captions editing interface to correct the captions. Correcting the automated captions is an essential step that should not be skipped.