2 Best Ways To Enable Live Captions In Chrome

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Google Chrome has recently added the live captions feature which can automatically transcribe whatever media your PC is playing and displays it on the screen, just like subtitles. I loved it because you can customize it according to your preference and it’s really easy to use. 

So, in this article. I am going to talk about the same and tell you how you can enable it in your Chrome. But before we dive into that, you need to know why these live captions can prove to be useful for most of the users. So, let’s begin. 

Why Use Live Captions In Google Chrome

This feature can be a lifesaver for many people. Here are some of the instances why having live captions will be useful for you.

  • You can use it when videos don’t contain any subtitles. 
  • You can use it when you’re sitting in a place in a library where you’re not supposed to make any noise but still want to watch the videos. 
  • It can be a lifesaver for just anyone with hearing problems. 

Enabling live captions is extremely easy. I will be taking you through two methods. Let’s check out each.

1. Enable Live Captions In Chrome Settings

Here are the steps you need to follow.

Live captions in settings chrome windows
  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots on the top right of the Window.
  3. Now to go Settings > Advanced > Accessibility
  4. Turn on the toggle button beside ‘Live Caption’.

2. Enable Live Captions In Global Media Controls

Here are the steps you need to follow.

Live Captions In Global Media Controls in chrome windows
  1. Play any audio or video from the browser.
  2. Click on the Media control icon on the top right of the screen.
  3. Turn on the toggle button beside ‘Live Caption’.

Customize Your Chrome Live Captions

It can occupy the bottom part of your screen when you use it in default. However, you have the option to customize it according to your preference. You can change things like size, color, font, and more. Let’s check out how.

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots on the top right of the Window.
  3. Now to go Settings > Advanced > Accessibility
  4. Click on ‘Caption preferences’ and it will open Windows settings.

You can do all sorts of changes here. You can customize the background color, transparency (opaque, translucent, etc.), and much more. A good feature here I found really helpful is the option to customize the contrast of the other app windows. This can make sure the captions don’t mix up with other elements on your screen and get hard to read.

Once you have made all the changes, make sure to disable and reenable the live caption feature to apply all the changes. macOS users also have a similar interface to customize and choose their preferences. 

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FAQs

Is it safe to enable live caption in chrome?

Yes. It is completely safe to enable live captions in chrome.

Does Android also have the live caption in chrome?

No. The live caption feature is only available on Windows and macOS right now. 

Conclusion

This is an amazing and helpful feature that not many users know of. Unfortunately, it’s not available for smartphones but we hope to see it soon. If you found the article helpful make sure to share it with your friends and family and make their life easier. If you still have any queries you can drop them down in the comments and I’ll make sure to resolve them. 

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Satish Shah
Satish Shah

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