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Thursday 21st November 2019

How to Add Captions to LinkedIn Videos Without Having to Use Complicated Software

Thu 17th Oct 2019
By Todd
video, Video marketing

You probably know by now that most social media videos are watched with no sound on.

This is because we’re all scrolling as we’re walking, working in offices, in meetings, and when we probably shouldn’t be on our phones!

We’re looking through the internet without any sound – it’s a silent movie!

I carry headphones with me all the time and I’m ready to go. But not everyone does that, so your videos need captions.

There are many different ways to get captions on videos.

There are some incredibly talented people out there putting some really great captions across the top and the bottom, branded up and everything else.

But there’s actually a very simple way to do it now on LinkedIn, which is great news if you’re into video!

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How to Add Captions to LinkedIn Videos Without Having to Use Complicated Software

Why add captions to my LinkedIn video?

LinkedIn LOVES video. Not just the systems and algorithms – the people who are on it, consuming content. People like watching video because we’ve been brought up with TV and video and it’s easy for us to understand. It’s more visual, more engaging, and more likely to get someone to stop scrolling.

Video is the best way to build a relationship with social media, too.

You’ll get far more interactions, far more views, and more engagement if you use video.

That means you’ll get more impact, too.

And if you have captions so the video still works with the sound off – you’re onto a winner!

 

How to add captions to LinkedIn with Rev.com

Adding captions is dead simple to do and really cost-effective.

There’s a site you’ve probably heard of before called Rev.com. Rev.com uses a free piece of software that you can probably use elsewhere with YouTube, so if you’re clever, you can go and do it for free.

But essentially, with Rev.com, you can create a video like the one below with captions that play right away, without any extra clicks for your viewers.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Upload the video to Rev.com

How to upload a video to Rev.com

 

  1. Order the captions. Give it an hour, and then they’ll then email you the captions. You might need to check back into the website as my emails go to spam.
  2. Then go to LinkedIn, and click on the video icon to upload a video.

Adding a video to LinkedIn

 

  1. Upload your video (the same video that you sent to Rev.com) and then, as you go to upload it, there’s a little edit pencil in the top right-hand corner. Click it.

Adding SRT Captions to LinkedIn videos

 

  1. When you click that, you can then add an SRT file.

Now obviously you need to have ordered an SRT format from Rev.com. The great news about Rev.com is, once you’ve uploaded your video and ordered the captions, you can actually select different things afterwards as well. The majority of this blog is a transcription from the very same video – all included in the few dollars I paid for the work.

And here’s the result…

This video will have cost me $3 to get the captions. If you’re serious about video, I highly recommend that you do it.

I hope that helps.


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