Adding captions to your videos is a great way to enhance your video and increase comprehension of your message.
Covideo’s captions feature makes it easy to automate thanks to AI, and emailing it from our personalized video software platform is simple. However, including captions with your video on social media takes an extra step or two.
So we put together this short guide on how to add captions to videos on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter using srt files.
If your captions aren’t already burned into the video, you’ll need a SubRip Subtitle file (SRT file). Basically, an srt file shows what a caption should say, when it should say it, and in what order. You can write them yourself line by line in a text editor and save it as an srt file, but this hack is time-consuming. Luckily, there are various online resources you can use to create srt files. If you use the captions feature in Covideo, we automatically provide you with the srt file, which you can download from your video library.
Follow the steps below to add captions to a LinkedIn video post. Or if you prefer to watch a visual demonstration, fast forward to 1:01 in the video above.
When adding captions to Facebook from your personal account, follow these steps below. Or, for visual instructions, fast forward to 1:25 in the video at the top above.
Note: If you’re posting from a company page – the instructions vary. It’s also important to note that these instructions are applicable to the Classic Facebook layout, and may differ for the New Facebook redesign.
And lastly, sharing a video to Twitter with captions follows a different process than posting a usual tweet. Follow the steps below to add captions to your Twitter videos. Or, for visual instructions, fast forward to 1:50 in the video at the top.
And that’s how you add captions to your social media videos. If you’re not sure where to begin, first check out how to make personalized videos for beginners. Happy posting!
Covideo allows you to create personalized videos online or through our personalized video app to help you increase interactions and boost engagement. Adding captions will enhance your audience’s experience, making it a more personalized, interactive video.Try personalized video for yourself by signing up for Covideo’s 14-day free trial. Also, check out our e-book for personalized video examples to help you get started.