How to Add Captions to Linkedin Video

 

Do you need captions on your LinkedIn video? Yes.

Are they hard to do? Not any more.

To be clear, you will only need captions 

  •  if you want want to reach the 5% of the market that is hard of hearing

  •  if you want to reach the 80% of LinkedIn viewers who choose to not have sound on when watching

  •  if you want your videos to benefit from better SEO

but apart from that, no you don't need them. So that is to say captions are very beneficial for you to add to your videos.

What are the options?

There are many ways for you to do this: desktop apps, phone apps, web based apps, free, expensive, human, AI

Here's a quick and efficient way because you don't want to be messing around with this stuff

Step one . 

Make your completed video. 

Step two. 

Upload it at temi.com

Artificial intelligence will transcribe your video for 10 cents a minute and it takes just a few minutes to complete.

You can then correct any words it thinks it didn’t understand, conveniently highlighted for you and with side by side video playback so you can see exactly what you said.

Download the transcript as a .srt file which stands for sub rip text and text and word and pdf files are available to. Great for blog posts and to fill in the description fields on any youtube and vimeo uploads.

Step three. 

Go to your LinkedIn homepage. Start a post. Choose the video camera icon. Select your video. Click the EDIT option. Upload your .srt file you just created.  You now have a Linkedin video with captions.

Now there’s one thing left to do. Go back and focus on the core business that is going to earn you money.

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