YouTube has announced some control options for subtitles on videos to make outsourcing of the creation and editing of subtitles more feasible for content creators on the platform.
Now, creators will be able to use third parties for the delegation of creation and editing of subtitles for their video clips. According to YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan, this will help creators save time, while also making more content available to users.
Subtitles are key to making content more accessible. So we’ve rolled out a feature that lets @YouTubeCreators delegate the creation & editing of subtitles to 3rd parties securely - hoping this saves creators time & allows even more content to be available to viewers... pic.twitter.com/K75s25EDGT— Neal Mohan (@nealmohan) April 12, 2022
In the YouTube Studio app, a new option to add a ‘Subtitles editor’ role is now available within the Permissions element. Using the option, you can give a third party access to manage subtitles on your clips. Having such an option will also ensure more accuracy and readability of the subtitles.
With accessibility having been considered an important factor on social media for a few years now, steps like these are a valuable contribution to the growth of popular platforms like YouTube.