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 and IGTV videos. 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

To manage captions from a video post or IGTV video:

  1. Tap ig-three-dots (Android) or ig-three-dots (iPhone) at the top of the video.
  2. Tap Manage Captions then tap or next to Captions to turn them on or off.

To manage captions from your settings:

  1. Tap instagram-user-profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap three lines stacked on top of each other in the top right, then tap a symbol circle gearSettings.
  3. Tap accountAccount, then tap Captions.
  4. Tap or next to Captions to turn them on or off.
Note that captions will show even if the volume on your device is on. Captions will automatically show for all IGTV videos you watch and may appear for all video posts unless you turn them off.
Sharing Videos with Captions

To manage captions before sharing a video post or IGTV video:

Before sharing a video post or uploading an IGTV video, you can turn captions on or off.
  1. Tap Advanced Settings.
  2. Scroll to Accessibility and tap or next to Show Captions (video post) or Auto-Generated Captions (IGTV video) to turn it on or off.
If captions are available on video posts you share, they’ll automatically show unless you turn them off.

To manage captions for a video post or IGTV video you already shared:

  1. Tap ig-three-dots (Android) or ig-three-dots (iPhone) at the top of the video.
  2. Tap ManageCaptions.
  3. From here you can:
    • Tap or next to Captions to turn them on or off.
    • Tap next to Remove Captions for Everyone. This will make captions for your video unavailable.
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