Translating your YouTube video captions is now easier as Google today introduced more than 300 languages to captions. "By providing translated captions, you'll not only make your video globally accessible but also improve discoverability in other languages. Now you can increase your audience by reaching more people around the world," Google posted.
To get started, you'll first need a caption track for your video, Select "Request translation" in the YouTube Video Manager, choose the languages you'd like to translate into, and click "Next."
Google also revealed that YouTube is now getting "800 million unique visitors per month!"
"We'll create caption translation documents that you can now invite anyone to help translate, or you can translate yourself," Google said. To translate the captions yourself, "select the language, and it'll open up the caption translation document in the Google Translator Toolkit editor to help your translate faster."
Google also embedded the YouTube video in the editor, for users to watch as they translate. For several languages "we'll provide first draft of the translation using Google's machine translation technology. We'll also provide preview of what the translated caption looks like on the video so you can make sure the translated captions fit," Google added.
Finally, click "Publish to YouTube" when you're finished, and the translated caption will be publisged back to your YouTube video.
Google will also notify, video owner via email for any pending translation waiting to be approved and published.
Check out the screenshots of the above steps below:
In another blog post, Google posted a video and slides from this year's Google I/O, where YouTube product managers and channel gurus Dror and A.J. presented tips and tricks for making great content centered around raising brand awareness, raising money, and obtaining feedback about your products and services.
Download the slides here, or watch the video embedded below: