To keep track of all the trending stories with ease, I have created a special Facebook news feed. Apart from scanning through the latest stories, I like watching video clips as well. For more convenience, I prefer using captions in the videos. If you also belong to the same territory, you would appreciate this quick guide about enabling captions or subtitles in Facebook videos on your iPhone, iPad, Android, and computer.
You get multiple options to customize the captions display for Facebook videos on the desktop. For instance, you can configure background color, text size, and even background opacity.
- How to Enable Captions in Facebook Videos on iPhone and iPad
- Turn ON Subtitles in Facebook Videos on Android
- Enable Captions in Facebook Videos on Computer
On your iOS device, you need to adjust your device settings to show captions on Facebook.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #2. Now, tap on Accessibility → Tap on Subtitles & Captioning.
Step #3. Next, turn on the switch next to Closed Captions + SDH.
Henceforth, you will get captions in your videos. Keep in mind that some videos may not have captions.
Turn ON Subtitles in Facebook Videos on Android
Facebook for Android allows you to get subtitles right from within the app.
Step #1. Open Facebook on your device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the Menu button → Scroll down and tap on Settings and Privacy → Tap on App Settings.
Step #3. Next up, tap on Subtitle Settings.
Now, you have two options:
- Always Show Subtitles
- Only Show Subtitles When Sound is Off
You can select any of the two options.
From now onwards, you will get subtitles in your Facebook videos, only if they are available.
If you ever wish to change your mind and don’t want to have them simply return to App Settings and turn off the switch in the end.
Step #1. Open any web browser on your computer and head over to facebook.com.
Step #2. Now, click on the menu button at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, click on Settings.
Step #4. Next up, click on Videos in the sidebar.
Step #5. Up next, you need to click on the drop-down button next to Always Show Captions and select ON.
You also have the option to adjust Captions Display. To do so, click on Edit and then configure the options as desired.
You can customize the background color, background opacity, text color and text size of the captions. In the end, make sure to click on Save Changes to confirm.
Going forward, you will get captions (if they are available) in Facebook Videos on your desktop.
You can easily disallow captions if you don’t want to use them anymore. To do so, follow the same steps mentioned above and then select Off next to Always Show Captions.
Which is your favorite feature in this popular social networking app? Share it down below in the comments.
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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.