Clubhouse has started rolling out the closed captioning feature for the app on iOS. The long-awaited feature automatically generates live transcripts during an audio session and allows users to follow the speaker along with text formatting.
People with disabilities can also access the audio-only social media platform after the latest update. That way, the new feature will add another element to the broader push of the app. Live captions are now available from Clubhouse’s main rival in the audio space: Twitter Spaces.
Clubhouse announced the update on their official Twitter account on November 18 along with an example. Users with the latest version of their iOS app can use the feature while in live rooms. The closed captioning feature is currently available in 13 languages according to a TechCrunch report.
These include English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Yue Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Turkish. There are said to be 12 additional languages in beta testing. It is also not yet known when Clubhouse will make subtitles available in its Android app.
Clubhouse recently released a number of accessibility features that make the audio chat platform easier to use. To compete with the likes of Twitter Spaces, Facebook, and Instagram, Clubhouse has added support for 13 new languages to its Android app, including French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Malayalam, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish. , Tamil and Telugu
Additionally, Clubhouse is adding the ability to record and replay conversations and download 30-second clips to share on social media or other sites. In October, the app announced a new Pinned Links feature that allows users to share external links and monetize their work on the platform.
In addition, it has launched a feature that allows users to virtually greet their friends within its application to show that they are open to a private chat. A private audio chat room will open when a person accepts the wave.