There is no doubt that video files are dominating the social media world. They are more attractive, more engaging, and definitely easier to remember. And guess what? They will get even more engaging if you add a caption and subtitle to them.
How to add captions to LinkedIn videos? All you need to do is upload a .srt caption file while posting the video.
To add captions to LinkedIn videos: Just upload a .srt caption file while posting the video.
Captioning your LinkedIn videos is a must. Not only for the sake of deaf users or those with impaired hearing but for many people who watch the videos with a mute sound and, of course, to make the viewers more engaged.
Studies have shown that users don’t just scroll down the videos when they have captions or subtitles.
And the view counting for views starts after three seconds on LinkedIn. So all you need to get a good number of video post views on LinkedIn is to keep your viewers on the video for over three seconds.
And, of course, people usually tend to keep watching a video file after some seconds of watching!
You might have noticed that video files are getting posted more and more on LinkedIn. As we mentioned, they are more engaging and so much easier on the eyes than text posts.
I mean, just like in the real world, watching a movie is more accessible than reading a book. Yes, we are to study more and blah blah blah, but let’s be realistic; we all know that it’s not the thing that happens.
Humans are becoming less patient by the day. Nowadays, we all get our information from a video or even a podcast rather than lengthy text or other reading materials.
And since we are using LinkedIn mostly when we are at work or on our way home, it is necessary for the videos to have captions because they are mostly played on mute!
How to add captions to LinkedIn videos?
Thankfully you can use open and closed captions on your videos on LinkedIn. But seriously, what is a closed caption, and how is it different from an open caption and open or closed subtitles?
|Feature||Closed caption||Open caption||Closed subtitle||Open subtitle|
|Application||Shared to make it easier to understand for people with impaired hearing, people who are watching the video on mute or in a busy environment, for scenes that the viewer might not hear and understand the dialogues easily.||Shared to make it easier to understand for people with impaired hearing, people who are watching the video on mute or in a busy environment, for scenes that the viewer might not hear and understand the dialogues easily.||Translation of/to a foreign language or some dialogues that are not in the language of the project||Translation of/to a foreign language or some dialogues that are not in the language of the project|
|Web||English content, Voice effects are entered beside the dialogues; you can switch them off||English content, Voice effects are entered besides the dialogues, Burned on the video.||Translation from/to a foreign language, and you can switch it off||Translation to a foreign language, Burned on the video|
|On and off feature||✅||❌||✅||❌|
Let’s follow the steps and see How to add captions to LinkedIn videos.
- Create your video
- Make a caption (manual or auto-generate) in .srt format
- Log into your LinkedIn account
- Open your feed
- Click on the “video” option under the box that says “share a post”
- Upload the video (up to 15 minutes long)
- Click the edit button on the right corner
- Hit the “video caption file (.srt only)” button
- In the opened box, click on the caption file and select it
- Now that you’ve added the caption, click post.
You have two different main ways to generate a caption for your videos. You can either generate the caption or the subtitle manually using applications like subtitle workshop (which needs so much time and effort) or use auto-generate caption services.
We are going to introduce some of these services and how to work with them to you:
YouTube has definitely progressed too much in recent years. You can now generate captions and subtitles automatically using this video service; more importantly, it is free!
But it is not so accurate, and you need to edit the caption yourself too.
Another option to generate captions for your videos is rev.com, it is fast and accurate, but it’s not free. Rev has three different captioning services.
Human transcription and English captions for $1.5 per minute and global subtitles for $5-12 per minute with a guaranteed 99% accuracy. Rev.com guarantees that the caption is ready within 24 hours.
- Open rev.com
- Select English caption or human transcription
- You have three uploading options: upload directly from your computer, paste a URL, and pull it from YouTube or Vimeo.
- Upload your video
- Then you will get redirected to the payment page
- Choose your payment option and pay the price
- You will receive an email containing a download link when the caption is ready.
- You can go through the caption to make sure that there will be no errors.
- If everything is fine, click the download button
- Select the .srt format and download the caption
Another perfect service for captioning is Zubtitle.com. This service is easy to work with, and you can do much with it.
- Sign in to your Zubtitle account
- Upload your video
- The caption will be generated instantly
- You can edit the sentences, timing, templates, and text style, add your logo, and resize the video.
- When you are done editing, just click on download6. Select download srt
The service is free for two videos a month, but if you need more captions or you want to remove the zubtitle.com watermark from your videos, you need to subscribe.
Captions are a must for posting videos on LinkedIn. They will engage your viewers even if they are deaf or simply are watching with a muted sound.
We told you how to add captions to LinkedIn videos and introduced you to three compelling auto-captioning services.
You can use them and quickly produce captions for different videos and upload the subtitles with your videos on LinkedIn.