An Easy Way To Get Youtubers To Add Captions To Their Videos


One of the small (and probably few) things I’m proud for is getting Youtubers to add captions to their videos— I just ask. More specifically, I suspect that they read off a script which can be uploaded to YouTube and synced up as the video’s captions. I then send a simple comment or email like this

“Great video! Can you add captions to your videos? I suspect you’re reading off a script. If so, Youtube lets you upload the raw script and syncs it to the video automatically. Here’s how https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796#upload."

And so far, it works! I’ve managed to ask Mini Air Crash and Investigation and Our Changing Climate. I would also like to think I’ve convinced Simple Flying and Linus Tech Tips as well since I did a similar thing on their channels, but they didn’t address me when I asked.

Still, it helps to make it easy for them since they just might not have known. Either way, bigger channels should have less issues doing this since they should have a budget for this.