IGTV Gets Auto-Captions

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Nearly two years after introducing alt text for photo posts, Instagram is finally taking another step towards a more accessibility-friendly app experience with the addition of automated captions for IGTV videos.

The update was long overdue, especially since Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, added closed captioning

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Award-winning social media strategist in Florida. Advocate for digital accessibility and inclusive content. Former Chicagoan. www.therealalexa.com/hello

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