YouTube ports its transcription feature to mobile, starting with Android
YouTube has had a toggle to open a transcript of a compatible video for some time now. However, it has only been available on via desktop browsers so far. Now, however, it has reportedly been spotted on the app's Android version. The feature seems to have been heavily modified for its new format.
YouTube has started to provide transcripts for many of the videos on its platform. However, a user typically needs a PC to access and use them. Now, however, it is possible that Google will roll this feature out to another form-factor soon.
The blog Android Police claims to have screenshots of this feature working on a mobile device. The images seem to depict a new version of the YouTube app for Android. They might also indicate that transcripts work best in portrait mode - which, as the text with its corresponding time-codes can take up nearly the entire interface, may be for the best.
Therefore, more users may become capable of navigating a video based on its verbal content alone soon. On the other hand, Android Police indicates that the new ability remains a "server-side" update, meaning it may not be ready for a release for the general public just yet.
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