Instagram is testing a new feature that transcribes audio in Stories. The feature is called “Closed Captions”, and it appears in the sticker tab. It’s similar to what Instagram has been offering in its Threads app.
The new Instagram Stories feature was spotted by Matt Navarra who shared a video demonstrating how it works. You can tap on the sticker icon, and select the captions sticker once you’re done recording your video. Instagram will then auto-caption whatever you’ve said in the video. Based on the video shared by Navarra, the captioning is quite precise. There are also four font options to choose from for the captions, and colours can be added as well.
NEW! @Instagram has added a ‘Captions’ sticker for Stories You can now auto-caption videos in stories with a range of different styles… pic.twitter.com/cijk7nWGC3
This feature is currently showing up for select users but it looks like they can’t post Stories with it just yet. Instagram also confirmed to Navarra this feature is not available for public testing so it could be due to a glitch that it’s appearing for some users. This feature would be helpful for users with hearing disabilities.