There are tons of reasons why you should create subtitles for your videos. For beginners who are creating content on social platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, etc., not only will captions improve awareness and visibility on Google, but it convinces viewers to stay longer with your video, and it grows your channel engagement.
Before sweating to produce a good sound for Instagram Story videos, don’t forget that almost your audience won’t even listen to the sound.
For people with hearing impairments, captions provide the full context of your video.
So, instead of investing in creating the perfect sound, spending time on captions will let your audience enjoy your video without a hitch.
Viewers who don’t have hearing impairments have more choice of watching both sound and no sound videos.
Captions are the spice that creates a great visual story. Sometimes, it’s hard to absorb a video with visuals only. But if you add compelling images, your video becomes a must-watch. And captions are another opportunity to motivate your audience to follow your videos.
You know what your audience likes to watch, when they watch, how old they are, their jobs, etc.
But do you know where they usually watch your videos? If you find their most popular viewing time between 7-8 AM, they may take public transportation or be in a crowded place.
They may wear headphones to watch your videos, but they probably won’t like hearing a strange voice emanating from their phone during their morning coffee.
And what if your viewers are parents having young children? Will they turn on the sound to watch your videos while their children are sleeping? Of course not.
In these cases, captions address accessibility issues, making your videos a safe choice.
And there are two ways to generate captions for your Instagram Story videos: Using an Instagram Story sticker and an automatic subtitles generator.
How to insert captions into Instagram Story videos
Using sticker on Instagram Story
Step 1: Record an Instagram Story video as usual.
Switch to the recorded video editing interface. Click on the sticker icon above.
You will now see the newly updated Captions sticker for your Instagram account. Click on this sticker to create captions for your video.
Captions sticker will capture anything you say to create subtitles for your video. You need to speak each word slowly so Instagram can capture the audio and then display the captions correctly.
These are some subtitle format options you can choose from.
Next, choose the color of the captions displayed in the video. Then click Done in the upper right corner to save the captions for your video.
Finally, you can add music or other content to the video and post it to Instagram Story as usual.
Using online automatic subtitles generator
1. Sign up for a Motionbear account.
2. Select “Transcription.”
3. Click to upload, or drag and drop a file and wait some minutes.
4. Select the video language to start generating captions.
5. Correct spelling and grammar errors in captions.
6. Edit the transcription style, headline, logo, size here.
In addition to creating captions for audios and videos, Motionbear can also translate your videos and audios to more than 30 different languages in minutes. You just need to upgrade your account to a Pro or Premium plan to use all features of this stunning automatic subtitles generator. Take a look at our pricing page to pick up your best-fit package.
Instagram stories are the primary tools in brands and individual marketing campaigns. To make your Instagram story video better engaging, don’t forget to caption it. A minor change can result in a significant effect.