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Zoom, QuickTime, and Captions: YouTube Captions

Opening YouTube Studio

From YouTube's homepage, click on your account icon in the top right corner. Then select "YouTube Studio" from the menu bar. 


Opening Subtitle Editor

Once on the YouTube Studio page, you will see a menu bar on the left side of the page. Select "Subtitles."


Setting Automatic Subtitles

Click on the video you want to editHow to select Automatic Subtitles in YouTube.
Select English (Automatic) from the list of subtitle options. 


Editing Subtitles

Click on the three vertical dots under the "Subtitles" column.

Note: Sometimes it takes a while for the automatic subtitles to appear as an option. 


screenshot of selecting "Edit in Classic Studio"

Select "Edit on Classic Studio."


Image of subtitle editor in YouTube.

Once the Classic Studio Editor loads, click the "Edit" button above the video. 


Image of Subtitle Editor in YouTube with the text editor outlined in red, and the text alignment bar outlined in green.

Now you will be able to make changes to the transcript. On the left side of the page (in red), you will be able to edit the captions. Under the video (in green), you will be able to align the captions to the audio. Make sure to save changes in the upper right corner before leaving the page. 


Subtitles for YouTube Video have been published.

Congratulations, you now have a captioned video on YouTube!


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