How to manually add subtitles to your video

Please Note: Adding Captions manually is a paid feature. You will be able to edit videos with this feature for free, but you‘ll need to subscribe to one of the plans to export and download such videos.

If you’re creating videos to distribute them online, captions become crucial. Did you know that 85% of people watching videos on Facebook watch them with no sound? Captions make such videos more engaging, and they also make your videos more accessible to a wider audience, including people with disabilities.

Typito lets you create captions using three ways:

  1. Create Captions Automatically (Using voice to text engine): Learn how

  2. Uploading an SRT file: Learn how

  3. Creating captions manually by manually transcribing

If your video has good quality audio and audible voice, you should definitely try out the Automatic speech-to-text capability (it's pretty accurate!). In case your audio is distorted at places, or if you don't have an SRT file or want to add subtitles in a language other than English, you might want to try adding captions manually.

Let's learn how to add captions manually to your project, step by step -

Step 1: Click 'Captions' and choose a theme: Choose a caption theme that fits your use case. We love the one with the highlight.

Step 2:  This opens up the Appearance Menu - Here, you can make your captions brand-compliant by choosing your own brand font and color. Style the captions by changing the size and alignment.

Note: If you add captions in a language other than English, please make sure you have uploaded a custom font to Typito that supports that language. Please choose that font in the font selector here as well.

Step 3: Click 'Next, Add content.'

Step 4 - As mentioned before, you can add captions using 3 ways with Typito. To add captions manually, choose the third option:

Step 5: Click on 'Add manually' - A caption box with a timing of 4 seconds will show up (like shown below). Now you can add a caption by typing the content which corresponds with that section of the video in the box:

For adding more captions, press the ‘Enter/Return button on your keyboard. Each new caption will be placed immediately after.

That's it; you are all set. I hope this helps. Have fun captioning with Typito!