YouTube provides a free, user-friendly interface for captioning and transcription without the need to download or learn new software.

The following step-by-step guides walk you through three ways of captioning a video that you have uploaded to your personal YouTube account.

  1. Create your own captions.
    • Type up your own transcript and synchronize it to the video.

  2. Edit automatic captions.
    • Automatic captions should never be used unless you correct them in this way.

  3. Upload a caption file.

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