Facebook Live Captions
We’ll add live captions as you broadcast to the largest audience in the world using the camera in your pocket. It’s pretty simple – just send your live stream to us, we add captions and send them back to your page.
Top questions to ask before booking
You can now bring your TV captions to Facebook Live, opening up a new audience of over 1 billion people. Our solution optimizes your existing broadcast captions for Facebook Live, with no up-front costs and no ongoing commitment. This development satisfies the FCC rules that require captioned programs shown on TV to be captioned when shown on the Internet.
Why add Facebook Live captions?
Stand out in the News Feed
Your live stream’s only got a few seconds to attract someone’s attention. Live captions ensure your content is visible even when muted in the News Feed.
Reach people with the sound off
With so many of us watching videos on Facebook without sound, your live event can finally be understood by everyone watching on the subway, train, bus and park.
Make your content fully accessible
Adding live captions boosts reach and engagement, and it also positions your business as fully inclusive, providing access for viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing.
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- Minimum 30 minute booking
- High quality live captioners
- Captions remain on the recorded video of your event even after it has finished
- Make your live stream accessible
- Reach people watching silently
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
US$3.00 per minute
What is the minimum booking time?
Can I stream from my phone?
Yes. You’ll need to download WOWZA GoCoder. It’s free. We’ll provide you with a web address to put into the settings so you can stream to us.
Will my captions be perfect?
No. But we’ll try to get as close to perfect as we can. We use real human beings to listen to your live stream and create captions in real time. You can help us improve our accuracy by providing advance notice of the type of content in your live stream.
How do viewers turn the captions on and off on their phone?
Your viewers can turn the captions on and off by adjusting the accessibility settings on their phone, and then clicking the CC button on your live video.
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Accessibility.
- Under the Hearing section, tap on Subtitles & Captioning.
- Turn On the option for Closed Captions + SDH.
- Tap on Style in order to customize how closed captions work if you’d like.
- Open your device’s Settings app
- Tap Accessibility, then tap Captions
- At the top, tap the On/Off switch
How far in advance do I need to book live captioning?
At least two hours notice is required for each Facebook Live booking. Please note: a confirmation email will be sent to you once a captioner is confirmed.
Is this service available 24/7?