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Instagram now lets you add captions to Stories that turns your words into text

You can now easily add captions to your Instagram Stories.

All you need to do is click a special captions sticker that you can find when you’re editing a Story.

Instagram tweeted: “Now you can add a captions sticker in Stories (coming soon to Reels) that automatically turns what you say into text.

“We’re starting in a handful of countries and hope to expand soon.”

Avid Instagram users may know a captions feature was already live on  IGTV app.

The tech platform hopes the extra captions feature will make Instagram more accessible.

The captions feature can be found when you swipe up to add additions to a Story before you post it


The captions feature can be found when you swipe up to add additions to a Story before you post itCredit: Instagram

Watching Instagram Stories with the sound off is actually a preferred method for many users.

It could also make a big difference to users who have impaired hearing.

The feature is currently only available in English and in English-speaking countries but Instagram hopes to build on this.

If you can’t see it on your app yet you may need to update or wait a while longer.

How to put captions on Instagram Stories

You first need to record a video using the Stories/Reels Camera or select a video you’ve already recorded that’s in your gallery.

Swipe up to open the sticker tray and select the ‘Captions’ sticker.

You should then see that the speech on your video is being converted into text on the screen.

You can edit the position of the text as well as any spelling mistakes and the overall style.

Then you just need to click post.

Instagram – the key facts

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Instagram is a social network for sharing photos and videos
  • It was created back in October 2010 as an iPhone-exclusive app
  • A separate version for Android devices was released 18 months later
  • The app rose to popularity thanks to its filters system, which lets you quickly edit your photos with cool effects
  • When it first launched, users could only post square 1:1 ratio images, but that rule was changed in 2015
  • In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1billion in cash and stock
  • In 2018, some analysts believe the app is worth closer to $100billion
  • In October 2015, Instagram confirmed that more than 40billion photos had been uploaded to the app
  • And in 2018, Instagram revealed that more than a billion people were using the app every month
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