Twitter doesn’t have any feature that allows closed captions, so you instead must encode or “burn” captions into the video itself. This will create open captions — captions that play over the video and cannot be turned off. This can easily be done using 3Play Media’s captioning services.
Keep in mind that Twitter only supports MOV and MP4 video files and that Twitter will not allow you to post more than 2 minutes and 20 seconds of video.
Once your video transcript is ready, click on the file, go to Order > Caption Encoding and select Source w/ Open Captions. Click Next and follow the on-screen prompts.
You’ll receive an email when you caption encoded video is ready to download.
3Play Media enables T-Mobile to meet fast approaching deadlines and deliver high quality closed captions. The support team is very responsive and show that they care about the quality and efficiency of their services. I highly recommend 3Play Media to video publishers looking for professional transcription services with a partner that is easy to do business with.
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Sharing Your Videos on Twitter
Like Facebook, you can natively upload videos to Twitter so they autoplay in users’ timelines.
Twitter uploading step-by-step instructions:
- Click the Tweet button
- Click Add media, choose a video file, and click Open (Note: Maximum file size is 512MB)
- In the Edit window, you can trim the length of your selected video (Note: Maximum video length is 2 minutes and 20 seconds)
- Click Done when you’re finished with your edits
- Click Tweet to share your video
Outside of native uploads, if your goal is driving video views through your YouTube channel, here are some quick tips for sharing YouTube links:
Paste links directly from YouTube into your Twitter account to ensure that video thumbnails are included in each Tweet. Do not use a social media scheduling service (Hubspot, Buffer, MeetEdgar, HootSuite, etc.) or the thumbnails may not display correctly. Also, make sure to use industry-related hashtags!
If you have any questions or need help implementing these strategies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]