Subtitles and closed captions open up your content to a larger audience, including deaf or hard of hearing viewers or those who speak other languages. Learn more about the benefits of captions in this YouTube video
How to add new subtitles or closed captions
Visit your Video Manager and click the drop-down menu next to the “Edit” button for the video you’d like to add captions to
Select Subtitles and CC
Select the original language of the video from the drop-down menu (160 languages)
Click the Add subtitles or CC button
Choose the language of the subtitles or CC you would like to create
If you have already started working on that language, you will be brought directly to your draft
Otherwise, choose one of the following options: “Create new subtitles or CC”, “Transribe and set timings”, or “Upload a file”. Details below.
If you change the setting for the original language of your video, your published and draft subtitles and closed captions will not be affected. However, all future translated subtitles will use the new language as the source for translations.