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Want the whole world to follow you on Instagram? If you want to reach a wider audience, subtitle your videos is very effective. 

Want to learn how to put subtitles on your Instagram videos and Reels? You've come to the right place! We'll show you the step-by-step process. We even have the solution for subtitle your Reels (something still impossible in France, it is often said!).

Instagram video subtitle: a little necessary history

Like all other platforms, Instagram has realized the importance of subtitles. That's why its developers have implemented the automatic subtitling in 2021. Unfortunately, the feature is only available for the English language. 

These automatic subtitles are generated by Artificial Intelligence and the reliability of the transcription depends strongly on the quality of the video. The subtitling works quite well for videos, but it is not yet activated for Reels.

How to enable the Instagram auto-caption feature?

To "enable Instagram captions," there are two ways: activation on the side of the audience watching the video and that on the side of the content creator.

As an audience:

If you watch videos on Instagram and want to play them with subtitles, here's how to do it: 

  1. Go to your profile.

  2. Click on the Menu icon (three-dash icon at the top right).

  3. Then enter "Settings" and "Account".

  4. Now click on "subtitles".

  5. You will be redirected to a page where you will see a slider to activate the subtitles. Just drag and drop and voilà! 

Now you should see a scrolling Instagram automatic caption every time you watch a video on your news feed or in stories. 

Does it still work? The answer is no. Unfortunately, this is a random feature. It will depend on the quality of the video to be viewed.

If you had activated the Instagram auto-captions, but they still don't appear, you can still click on the three vertical dots at the top of the video and press "generate subtitles". But the effectiveness of this solution is also arbitrary. 

Why is the subtitle Instagram still not appear? Apart from purely technical reasons, it is possible that the creator of the video has simply not activated the Instagram video caption.


As a content creator:

Let's see now how to put subtitles on Instagram if you are an Instagrameur. 

The feature is normally available to anyone who uplinks a video on Instagram. The tutorials given by the Instagram platform itself indicate three steps: 

  1. You create your video, either by filming or by downloading one that is already ready in your device.

  2. You edit your video.

  3. You select "Captions"in the list of stickers.

But there is a problem: you can't find "Captions" in the list of stickers. Indeed, this system is not yet available in France.

So, notice that so far, all the techniques to get a Instagram video caption seem to fail. So, how do you go about it? Don't worry, there is a solution.

Captured: a simple solution to put automatic captions on an Instagram video or Reels

Captured is an online application that allows you to automatic subtitling your Instagram videos and Reels. To use this tool: 

  1. First, visit getcapte.com.

  2. Log in to your Captured account. If you don't have one yet, you can create one for free.

  3. Upload your video.

  4. Finally, let the AI do its job to automatically generate the subtitles.

Within minutes, your video is subtitled. The texts will be perfectly synchronized with the video. 

Of course, you can still edit the automatically generated texts. Some transcription errors may occur. You can also change the text style, its position on the video, the font, etc.

Now all you have to do is upload and share your video on Instagram. The Captured tool is compatible with many types of videos such as Instagram Reels. Don't wait to experiment with the tool, you'll be happy with it!

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