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Google introduces YouTube transcript feature for videos on the app

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Google has begun to provide the transcription view option on the YouTube mobile app, after the availability of live captioning on videos. The transcription tool is presently being rolled out by Google to the YouTube app for Android phones, according to the Android Police site.

The YouTube transcript option will be a useful tool, especially for long-length videos when it is difficult to pinpoint a certain quotation or area of the film. The video’s automatically generated transcript will now make it easy to find your favourite statement or conversation from the video. Previously, YouTube users had to utilise the desktop site on a browser to view the entire transcription.

Previously, this feature was only available on Desktops. The user interface has now been optimised for small mobile phones. For the time being, only a small number of Android users can see the ‘Show Transcript’ option. It will take some time for the new function to be available to everyone. There is no information on when the transcription function will be added to the iOS YouTube app.

With the transcription function in the YouTube app, you’ll now see a “Show Transcript” option beneath the video. Here’s how it’ll go down.

The YouTube video transcription tool allows viewers to read what a speaker or person is saying in the video, which can include conversations, speeches, songs, and so on. When you visit a previously published YouTube video, all you have to do is tap on the ‘Show Transcript’ option, which will be displayed underneath the YouTube video. In addition, all transcript files will be displayed underneath the video. It appears to be identical to the transcript function of the YouTube website on a desktop, but it has been modified for Android users on their mobile.

With this feature, users of the YouTube app may effortlessly scroll down to the transcript while watching the video and follow along with the text with a straight skip to that specific point of the video.

However, because the new transcript function is a server-side update, there is a potential that you haven’t yet seen it on your YouTube App. That means you’ll have to wait a little longer for it to arrive.