Sometimes captions are necessary to add to the videos for conveying the exact message to the people. Many people didn’t know the best ways to add captions to the videos. We brought a helping guide for you in which we are going to teach you how to add the caption to your videos easily by using different methods. 

What Are Subtitles?

Subtitles convey a dialogue or narration of that content to the people you are using in your videos. Everyone from us must encounter the subtitles shown in the video on any social media platform. For example, the movies in the Chinese language didn’t become understandable by all people, so they added English subtitles that make them possible to understand by many people throughout the world.

Importance Of Adding Subtitles To The Videos

Adding subtitles to promotional and marketing videos has real benefits for businesses. For example, YouTube videos with subtitles increase watch time by up to 40%. Internal tests from Facebook have shown that Captioned video ads increase video viewing time by an average of 12%. In the case of corporate interview videos, you can make long sentences easier to understand and retain information by dividing the interviewer’s speech into short and readable sentences in the form of subtitles.

Many people are competing and trying to give their best to earn more with subtitled videos. Studies show that users are 80% more likely to watch videos to the end with closed captioning available.

Subtitles are also a must in explainer videos because it contains all the crucial information in short amount of time. See our guide to create great explainer videos.

Different Methods Of Adding Subtitles In The Videos

There are different softwares used for adding subtitles to a video. We will give you a step-by-step guide on how to use each tool to add subtitles and captions. Let’s take a look at each tool used for adding subtitles:

1. PlayPlay

PlayPlay is the world’s most accessible video maker tool, designed to help marketing, communications, and social media teams to create professional videos in a few minutes. Whether it’s creating online content for stories, interviews, or commercials. PlayPlay is a powerful tool that makes high-quality video creation faster, easier, and more accessible than ever before.

Users access many easy-to-use templates and premium features like video transitions, stock music, and an image library that integrate directly into an intuitive interface. PlayPlay eliminates hiring professional video editing software and expensive production agencies.

How To Add Subtitles?

  • Open the PalyPlay video editor and then click on + sign.
  • Add the video in which you want to add the subtitles.
  • Now select the template for your subtitles, either basis or advances.
  • Write your subtitles, then drag and drop them in their proper place in the video.
  • After writing the subtitles for the complete video, you can export it to your device.
  • Click on Generate the HD PlayPlay option to get your video.

2. Camtasia


Camtasia is a video editing software primarily known for its advanced screencast capabilities. This is a handy tool for creating video tutorials, presentations, and showcasing digital products in practice, as you can integrate live screen recordings directly into your video content. This all-in-one editing software also includes special effects, transitions, and other features in a user-friendly interface that are equally suitable for beginner and experienced video creators.

There are two methods to add subtitles in a video with the help of Camtasia that are listed below:

Add Subtitles Through Manual Transcription Method

  • Open the Camtasia video editor and click on the + sign to add the video.
  • Then go to the audio effects menu.
  • Click on add caption to drag and drop it directly to your audio track.
  • Manually type your required subtitles and place them on the right video tracks.
  • After adding all the subtitles, you will have to click on the export caption button. This will save the file as SRT.

Add Subtitles Through Automatic Transcription Method

  1. Open the Camtasia video editor and click on the + sign to add the video.
  2. Then go to the audio effects menu.
  3. Then click on add caption button.
  4. Paste your subtitles script into the box “enter caption text.”
  5. Then right-click on the box and select the option “modify.”
  6. Now click on the caption and then on sync captions.
  7. This will automatically organize your subtitles in each frame.

3. YouTube


With over 2 billion monthly active users and 1 billion hours of video viewed daily, YouTube is the second most visited site. It is also the preferred video platform for more than 55% of marketers, earning .7 19.77 billion only from YouTube advertising revenue in 2021. YouTube offers three different ways to include subtitles in your videos: auto-transcription, manual typing, or uploading an SRT file directly. The advantage here is that you have a lot of flexibility and choice when it comes to adding subtitles and captions to your videos on YouTube.

How To Add Subtitles?

  • Upload your video on your YouTube channel.
  • Then go to YouTube studio editor.
  • Now click on the option “add new subtitles or CC.”
  • It will give you three options:
  • Upload A File: In which you have to choosethe SRT file.
  • Transcribe and Auto-sync: You have tomanually type the subtitles that you want to give then YouTube will automatically sync it to each frame.
  • Create New Subtitles & CC: This option will automatically generate the subtitles for your video.
  • Select any one of them for adding subtitles to your video.

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

Q 1: How To Get Closed Caption On YouTube?

Ans:  you can easily get the closed caption from any YouTube video by following the steps given below:
Sign in to YouTube Studio.
From the left menu, select Subtitles.
Click the video that you’d like to edit.
Click ADD LANGUAGE and select your language.
Under subtitles, click ADD.

Q 2: What Is The Difference Between Captions And Subtitles?

Ans:  Captions show the words spoken in a video in the same language, while subtitles show the translation of words spoken in a different language. For example, the movies in the Chinese language didn’t become understandable to all the people, so they added English subtitles that make them possible to be understandable to many people throughout the world.


These are the most famous method to add subtitles to any video. You can also use any other video editor to add captions. If you want to add the subtitles on the android app, then there are millions of video editors are available that you can install and perform your task efficiently.

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