How can I manage video captions on Instagram?
Captions on Feed video posts may not be available to everyone.
When video captions are on, the speech in the video is automatically written out as text at the bottom. Instagram uses speech recognition technology to automatically create captions.
If captions are available, they’ll appear when you watch video posts in your feed. You can change this setting at any time. Note that the default language for captions depends on the language settings for your device.
Watching Videos with Captions
You can adjust captions for video posts either from a video post or from your settings within the Instagram app for Android and iPhone.
To manage captions from a video post:
  1. Tap more actions (Android) or more actions (iPhone) at the top of the video.
  2. Tap Manage Captions then tap switch off or switch on next to Captions to turn them on or off.
To manage captions from your settings:
  1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap more options in the top right, then tap settingsSettings.
  3. Tap accountAccount, then tap Captions.
  4. Tap switch off or switch on next to Captions to turn them on or off.
Note that captions will show even if the volume on your device is on.
Sharing Videos with Captions
You can manage captions for your own video post before or after sharing it.
To manage captions before sharing a video post:
  1. Before sharing a video post, tap Advanced Settings.
  2. Scroll to Accessibility and tap switch off or switch on next to Show Captions to turn it on or off.
To manage captions for a video post you already shared:
  1. Tap more actions (Android) or more actions (iPhone) at the top of the video.
  2. Tap Manage Captions.
  3. From here you can:
    • Tap switch off or switch on next to Captions to turn them on or off.
    • Tap switch on next to Remove Captions for Everyone. This will make captions for your video unavailable.
Keep in mind that if captions are available on video posts you share, they’ll automatically show unless you turn them off.
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