YouTube adds automatically generated closed captioning to any videos you upload to their platform. To see these captions, just open your video in YouTube and click on the CC icon in the lower right corner of the video. Sometimes YouTube does not add these automatic captions due to the length of video, poor sound quality, silence at the beginning of the video, multiple speakers, or an unsupported language. If you would like to add captions to your video or upload a transcript, see TLT’s tutorial on this topic.
Inevitably, there will be errors with the automatic captions from YouTube. Thankfully, there is a way to easily correct and edit these mistakes. If you want to take advantage of the framework YouTube has provided with these automatic captions, this short video tutorial will walk you through the editing process.
Edit existing autogenerated YouTube captioning