YouTube recently Announced Many new important audio features. Some of these new updates will be released later this year. Many of these new features are about making YouTube easier and more comprehensive. It has the following features specifically for use in education:
Self-captions for live streaming in English Now available to everyone. This new feature will be especially useful for English language learners. This will help them improve their speaking, vocabulary and pronunciation skills. Self-captions are a great option for students with special needs, especially for students with hearing problems. Soon the auto-captioning service will support French, German, Spanish, German, Italian, Turkish, Dutch and many more languages.
Another great feature that is expected to be released in the future Multi-audio track and descriptive audio feed. This feature will enable users to “add multiple audio tracks to their videos which will help provide multilingual audio for an international audience as well as descriptive audio for the blind or visually impaired”.
Auto-translation for captions Supported languages that were previously only available on the desktop will be available on mobile for both Android and iOS later this year. Automatic captions ‘Available in many languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.’ Also, YouTube announced that later this year it would “experiment with the option to type in the search bar at the top of the copy to find specific keywords.”
YouTube reassures its users that it still ‘Subtitle Editor‘Feature previously announced. “It simply came to our notice then Channel permission In YouTube Studio that allows creators to trust the creation of headlines / subtitles on their channel. “