Screenshot showing the captions button on Twitter’s video player
Decide whether you want to see captions or not.

Everyone can now use a button toggling the caption for the video player on their mobile device. The button in the top-right corner of the video allows you to decide if you want to see written descriptions or not. The feature was only available to a small group of users.

Whether subtitles show up or not on your mobile device has been determined by a variety of factors, like if you have closed caption on in your phone or if you are watching a video with your sound off. You can turn them on or off whenever you please, just like you can on many other video platforms.

The choice is now yours: the closed caption toggle is now available for everyone on iOS and Android!

Tap the “CC” button on videos with available captions to turn the captions off/on.

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 23, 2022

If you would like to see an example of the toggle, you can check out the trailer for our show, which has a caption attached. It could be a bit glitchy, but staff members were able to see the toggle on both phones, though sometimes the caption wouldn't show, and sometimes the video wouldn't play at all.

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— The Verge (@verge) June 13, 2022

The automated caption system is not related to the button, which will only show up on videos with captioned. The ability toggling will hopefully encourage people to add caption to their videos.