YouTube is going to remove community captions

YouTube

We have sad news for those who were using YouTube’s community captions feature for watching videos. YouTube has just announced that they are going to remove the community captions feature on September 28, 2020.

YouTube’s statement

Community contributions will be discontinued across all channels after September 28, 2020. Community contributions allowed viewers to add closed captions, subtitles, and title/descriptions to videos. This feature was rarely used and had problems with spam/abuse so we’re removing them to focus on other creator tools. You can still use your own captionsautomatic captions, and third-party tools and services. You have until September 28, 2020 to publish your community contributions before they’re removed. 

YouTube Support Team

This is shocking and heart breaking for many YouTube users that are disabled. Account to tweets shared by users, the feature was helping deaf users and those who had poor English to understand a video,

Source: iLounge

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