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Transcribe and subtitle Facebook videos | Full Guide

Did you know Facebook was the social network with the most active users in 2023? Therefore, if you are a content creator and want to be seen by more people worldwide, this is the place!

Posting, transcribing and captioning Facebook videos can be part of the strategy to grow and boost your venture in 2024. And doing it is not complicated at all; read on, and you will see.

Why Facebook videos continue to be highly viewed

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Videos continue to be a success story in this social network. Many marketing specialists claim that videos are the most effective medium for customer and user loyalty.

And, as we told you, between ads, broadcasts, stories and publications, a large amount of video content reaches millions of people worldwide. I'm sure it will also be a valuable resource for you to position your brand.

You already know about the power of videos; let's now review another point.

The main differences between transcribing or captioning Facebook videos

You may already know this, but sometimes confusion can arise between the two terms. Transcribing is converting the audio of a video into text; this text can be edited and translated into different languages.

As for subtitling, it consists of adding text (usually at the bottom of the screen) to show the dialogues and sound effects while the video is being played.

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Both are handy resources to increase the accessibility of the content, especially for those who do not understand the original language of the production, for silent viewers and for viewers with some kind of diversity (such as hearing difficulties).

Now, with more clarity on the importance of videos and transcribing and subtitling, we explain how to do it.

How to transcribe Facebook videos?

First, download the video from your social network profile by opening the video post and clicking on the three dots. There, you must click on "Download video".

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The next step is to register to ScriptMe for free and upload the video to our platform.

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Now, choose the language and the Transcription or Subtitles action.

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Finally click Done to start transcribing or subtitling your Facebook video.

In minutes, you will have the transcript or subtitles ready, but if you prefer, you can edit it to correct any audio reading errors so that it meets all your requirements.

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Export it in SRT format to add it to Facebook or YouTube or in VTT, Word, TXT or any other format you choose.

How to subtitle your Facebook videos?

You can do this by choosing Subtitles instead of Transcription when uploading your video, but you can also do it from the generated transcript.

Now that you have it ready, click Convert and choose the settings for your subtitles.

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Subtitles will be generated automatically.

You can correct them and give them the style you want.

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You can even download the video with the recorded subtitles or download the SRT file, which is what we will upload to Facebook.

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Download them in SRT format to upload to the platform, export the video, or download it in VTT according to your preferences.

How to upload your videos to Facebook?

On Facebook, it is possible to add subtitles to videos uploaded to your profile using a SubRip (.srt) file format. Here are the steps:

  1. Click on Photo/video (it is at the top of the bio or news section).
  2. Choose a video and click "Publish".
  3. You will receive a notification when the video is ready to play.

How to upload the SRT file to your Facebook video?

Click on the three dots (top right) and select "Edit video".

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Click on Add Captions and finally upload the file in the field shown.

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Click Save.

If you want to add subtitles in other languages, just repeat steps 5 to 6. If you have any difficulties adding subtitles to the video, it may be that the SubRip (.srt) file is not in the correct format.

Conclusion

We have shown you how to transcribe and subtitle Facebook videos. You can do it from your user profile on this social network and follow the steps explained; they are easy and fast.

You can also do it through a specialized automatic transcription service like ScriptMe. It guarantees high-quality results, accuracy, maximum simplicity, and ease.

Emil Nikkhah
Hi, I'm Emil Nikkhah.
For over 25 years, I have successfully built several television post-production companies.
Frustrated by the high cost and slowness of manual transcription and subtitling in this industry, we decided to create ScriptMe, a powerful software for automatic transcription and subtitling.
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