Adding captions to your livestream could make it easier for your audience to follow along with your content. Switcher Studio has a feature that allows you to add captions to your LinkedIn Live streams automatically. This feature currently works for English audio content only. You can enable the feature when scheduling a stream or when going live immediately without scheduling.


Enabling Automatic Captioning for Scheduled Streams

If you want to have automatic captions for streams you are scheduling ahead of time, you must enable the feature when you are setting up the stream initially:

  • In the stream setup screen, scroll down to Auto Closed Captioning.

  • Click/tap the toggle button on the right to enable the feature.

  • Once enabled the button will turn orange and is to the right of the toggle (as shown in the screenshot below).

  • Continue setting up the scheduled stream and click/tap Save when you are finished.


Enabling Automatic Captioning when Going Live Immediately

  • In the stream setup screen, scroll down to Auto Closed Captioning.

  • Click/tap the toggle button on the right to enable the feature.

  • Once enabled the button will turn orange and is to the right of the toggle (as shown in the screenshot below).

There are some items to note for LinkedIn Live Auto Captions:

  • Auto Captions must be enabled before the broadcast in order to show up on LinkedIn.

  • Captions can be removed from LinkedIn videos after the broadcast is published, but cannot be added after the broadcast has started.

  • Captions are generated by LinkedIn and not by Switcher Studio.

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