Thursday, April 19, 2018

How to add your YouTube video with captions to Facebook

If you have added closed captioning to your YouTube videos (click here for a short blog post) and have noticed that it does not load onto Facebook with the captions it can be very frustrating.

In order for the captions to load on Facebook follow these steps * note Twitter does not allow as of the date of this post (4/19/2018).

  • In YouTube's video manager select Subtitles/CC
  • Select English/Automatic
  • Select Actions (left side) and then select the .srt file
  • Make sure you download the video to your computer
  • Enter into your page on Facebook and add the video
  • On the right you have some choices under subtitles and captions (cc)
    • select the video language
    • you can have Facebook auto-generate them or write them in yourself
    • or you can upload the .srt file from YouTube
      • you will need to rename the file with the name of the file and then .en_US.srt
      • example = captions.en_US.srt
  • Select Publish and you are good to go
Embedded below is a 2 minute and 8 second YouTube tutorial.


Take care,
Brad