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How to Add Subtitles to Instagram Stories Automatically

by Christine Smith • 2022-03-09 11:37:45 • Proven solutions

Instagram has rolled out a new interesting feature where captions can be added to the stories and reels. You can either upload a video from the camera roll or can also record one. So, if you too wish to use Instagram auto caption, the below parts of the topic will be of great help.

Part 1. How to add subtitles to Instagram stories on Instagram

The latest captions stickers on Instagram allow adding subtitles to the stories. Using the function, you can upload a video or record one and the audio part of the file is automatically transcribed by Instagram. You can even edit the transcription if needed.

Steps on how to add an auto caption for Instagram:

Step 1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and click on the Your Story tab at the top-left corner or simply swipe from the left of the screen that will open the story creation page.

Step 2. Upload a video from your camera or record a video.

Step 3. Next, click on the sticker icon, and from the available options click on the CAPTIONS sticker. (Note: There is quite a chance that the feature is not yet available on your device and thus not visible).

Step 4. The caption will now appear on the device screen which you can move at the desired position. You can also choose from the different text styles options given at the bottom of the screen. If needed, you can also edit the text content and the color of the captions.

Step 5. Click on the Done button at the top-right corner when editing is finished.

Step 6. Finally, share the video with the captions as your story or share it with your friends.

Part 2. How to Add Subtitles to Instagram Stories before uploading [Third-party software]

Third-party software can be used to add subtitles to the videos before they are uploaded as Instagram stories. One excellent tool that we recommend here for this purpose is Wondershare UniConverter. Using this Windows and Mac-based tool, you can automatically search and add subtitles to your choice of videos in all key formats. The software also gives you the option to manually add the subtitles or also import the SRT files saved locally. The process of adding subtitles is fast and hassle-free.

  • Works as an excellent auto subtitle generator
  • Option to add the subtitles manually or import the local file
  • Edit the subtitle by changing its font, color, position, and others
  • Quick and hassle-free process of adding subtitles
  • Additional features include video editing, conversion, download, transfer, and many many more
  • Windows and Mac support

Steps on how to add subtitles to Instagram stories using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1 Launch Wondershare Subtitle Editor and add video

Open the software and from the Toolbox section, select the Subtitle Editor tab.

Choose Wondershare Subtitle Editor

Click on the Add Video button on the top-left corner or click on the + sign to browse and import the video to which you wish to add the subtitles.

 Add video(s) to this Subtitle Editor

Step 2 Choose Auto Subtitle Generator

After the video is added to the interface click on the Auto-Subtitle Generator button.

 Choose to auto caption Instagram Story Video

A new pop-up window will open and here you need to choose the language from the Video Language drop-down menu. Click on the Start Now button for the software to start auto analyzing the video.

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Step 3 Check the generated subtitles

The software will generate the subtitle for the added video and you can then choose to Open the SRT file or add it to your video directly by clicking on the Import Subtitle button.

 Choose to import the SRT files

Step 4 Add Subtitle to Video for Instagram Story Automatically

The Subtitle List will show all the list of imported subtitles. At the File Location tab, you can select the folder to save the processed video. Finally clicking on the Export button will add the subtitles to the added video.

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Part 3. FAQs of Instagram video post

1. How to optimize video for Instagram?

To make your Instagram story videos look interesting and impressive it is important to adhere to the recommended resolution and the format for the video. The best-recommended aspect ratio to be used for Instagram story video is 9:16 and the recommended resolution is 1080X 1920pixels. Each story on Instagram can be a maximum of up to 15 seconds and for the longer videos, Instagram automatically splits the video into segments of 15 seconds each for up to 1 minute.

The best-recommended format for any Instagram video is MP4 with H.264 codec having AAC audio.

Since Instagram stories last for only 24 hours, ensure to make them interesting, attractive, and reach maximum people.

2. How to convert video to Instagram Story size?

Instagram allows posting videos of a maximum of 15seconds as their story. If your video is of 1 minute, it will be automatically divided into 4 segments of 15 seconds each. After 1 minute of video, you need to restart the recording. Moreover, you need to adhere to the aspect ratio and the format supported by Instagram to post your videos.

So, if you have videos that are longer in size or do not match with other required parameters, they need to be customized and converted. There are several tools available to help you get the task done. Check out the popular ones as below.

1. Wondershare UniConverter: Wondershare UniConverter is a feature-packed desktop software that supports a wide range of functions including video editing. Using the software, you can convert the format of the video file to make it compatible with Instagram, and using the built-in editing feature you can also crop the video, change the aspect ratio, and trim the file. The pre-set Instagram-specific format is also supported by the software.

2. Veed.io: Veed.io is an online tool that helps in editing videos and comes with several pre-set dimensions and profiles. Using Veed, the aspect ratio, size, and area of the video can be edited to make it suitable to be shared as an Instagram story.

Summary:

Add subtitles to your Instagram stories either by using the built-in app feature or by using the professional party software -Wondershare UniConverter. The software not only helps in customizing the files for Instagram but can do a whole lot of other tasks like video download, recording, compression, and more.

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