Twitter rolls out its caption switch on iOS and Android, tests new ways to launch Spaces – TechCrunch

Twitter announced this week that it is introducing a few new features for users. Most notably, the social media giant: unroll the caption switches to all users on iOS and Android. Twitter started testing the switch in April and is now bringing it to all users on mobile. The CC button appears in the top right corner of any video that has subtitles available. You can then tap the button to turn subtitles on or off.

The official launch comes as the company rolled out auto-generated captions on videos last December to make videos more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing users. Automatic captioning is available on the web, iOS, and Android in over 30 languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Hindi, and more.

Twitter has also announced that it wants to make it easier for users to start a Space and is launching two experiments on iOS. The first experiment allows iOS users to launch a Space from the tweet composer. To do this, you can tap the Spaces icon in the tweet composer to start a new space. The second experiment allows iOS users to launch a space from the retweet menu. When you launch a Space from the retweet menu, it will skip the usual configuration and go live immediately. The tweet will then be automatically pinned to the top of the Space.

In addition, Twitter also announced that it is testing a new way for hosts and speakers to share tweets in a Space via the retweet menu.

These new features aren’t the only ones Twitter announced this week, as Twitter has begun testing “Notes,” a way to write and publish lengthy content on the social media platform. A small group of writers in the United States, Canada, Ghana and the United Kingdom can now access Notes as part of the initial testing phase.

Twitter says Notes can be read by people on and off Twitter in most countries. Users who are part of the test phase will have access to a new ‘Write’ tab, where they can write and access all their notes. These users also have a new “Notes” tab in their profile with their published work so that their followers can easily find their long content.