Clubhouse just announced that closed captions are now available for chats on iOS. With the new live captions option, users will be able to follow along in text format and have access to improved accessibility. The captions will also help clarify context and meaning, and support audio with written text.
closed captioning is here for iOS! update your app now to see it in action in live rooms.— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) November 17, 2021
here's a lil' example, in case you need convincing... pic.twitter.com/v2poAjE2Pl
Clubhouse’s closed captions are available in the English language only for now, but the company plans to launch it in 12 other languages, which it is currently testing in beta.
Clubhouse has been in a competition with Twitter, given the rise of Twitter’s social audio feature Spaces, and is trying to maintain its growth momentum. Clubhouse has especially been making significant progress in India, which has become its biggest market based on download statistics.
While Clubhouse is still struggling to make its way through the Western market, the platform still has multiple growth opportunities in other regions that it can use to its benefit, hence ensuring long-term success.